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William and Fanny soon shewed themselves; and Sir Thomas had the pleasure of receiving, in his protege, certainly a very different person from the one he had equipped seven years ago, but a young man of an open, pleasant countenance, and frank, unstudied, but feeling and respectful manners, and such as confirmed him his friend.
Today's quote shows that Sir Thomas had assisted his nephew William in his naval career. Shortly after this visit to Mansfield by William, who is it that gives William the most important piece of assistance so far in advancing that career?