“I will not torment myself with Conjectures & suppositions; Facts shall satisfy me.”
letter to Cassandra; Jane had been speculating about their younger brother Charles, and why the Admiralty had kept him in the Scorpion so long rather than moving him to a frigate
December 24, 1798 
By the way, if you are in the mood for Admiralty and frigates and ships firing broadside and all of that, I highly recommend the Horatio Hornblower series from A&E. Sort of Jane Austen for boys, I think.