Just the facts

“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 [15]

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.

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