The expedition to Borneo of H.M.S. Dido for the suppression of piracy : with extracts from the journal of James Brooke, esq., of Sarawak, vol.2
- Keppel, Henry, Sir
- Print Source:
- New York: Harper and Brothers, 1846
- Publication Info:
- Ithaca, New York: Cornell University Library
- Table of Contents:
- Chapter I. Captain Keppel's Voyage in the Dido with Mr Brooke to Sarawak. Chase of three piratical prahus. Boat expedition. Action with the pirates and capture of a prahu. Arrival at Sarawak. Mr Brooke's reception. Captain Keppel and his officers visit the Rajah. The palace and the audience. Return royal visit to the Dido. Mr Brooke's residence and household. Dr Treacher's adventure with one of the ladies of Macota's harem. Another boat affair with the pirates and death of their chief.Chapter II. The Rajah's letter to Captain Keppel and his reply. Prepares for an expedition against the Sarebus pirates. Pleasure excursion up the river. The Chinese settlement. The Singe mountain. Interior of the residences. Dyak festival of Maugut. Relics. Sporting. Return to Sarawak. The expedition against Sarebus. State and number of the assailing force. Ascent of the river. Beauty of the scenery.Chapter III. Ascent of the river to Paddi. Town taken and burnt. Narrow escape of a reinforcement of friendly Dyaks. Night attack by the pirates. Conference they submit. Proceed against Pakoo. Dyak treatment of dead enemies. Destruction of Pakoo and submission of the pirates. Advance upon Rembas. The town destroyed the inhabitants yield. Satisfactory effects of the expedition. Death of Dr Simpson. Triumphant return to Sarawak.Chapter IV. Captain Keppel sails for China. Calcutta. The Dido ordered to Borneo again. Arrival at Sarawak. Effect of her presence at Sarawak. Great improvements visible. Atrocities of the Sakarran pirates. Mr Brooke's letter. Captain Sir E Belcher's previous visit to Sarawak in the Samarang. Coal found. Second letter from the Rajah Muda Hassim. Expedition against the Sakarran pirates. Patusen destroyed. Macota remembered and his retreat burnt. Further fighting and advance. Ludicrous midnight alarm.Chapter V. Seriff Muller's town sacked. Ascend the river in pursuit of the enemy. Gallant exploit of Lieutenant Wade. His death and funeral. Interesting anecdote of him. Ascend the Sakarran branch. Native boats hemmed in by pirates and their crews slaughtered to a man. Karangan destroyed. Captain Sir E Belcher arrives in the Samarang's boats. Return to Sarawak. New expedition against Seriffs Sahib and Jaffer. Macota captured. Flight of Seriff Sahib. Conferences. Seriff Jaffer deposed. Mr Brooke's speech in the native tongue. End of the expedition and return to Sarawak. The Dido sails for England.Chapter VI. Later portion of Mr Brooke's Journal. Departure of Captain Keppel and arrival of Sir E Belcher. Mr Brooke proceeds with Muda Hassim in the Samarang to Borneo. Labuan examined. Returns to Sarawak. Visit of Lingire a Sarebus chief. The Dyaks of Tumma and Bandar Cassim. Meets an assembly of Malays and Dyaks. Arrival of Lingi as a deputation from the Sakarran chiefs. The Malay character. Excursion up the country. Miserable effects of the excess in opium smoking. Picturesque situation of the Sow village of Ra at. Nawang. Feast at Ra at. Returns home. Conferences with Dyak chiefs.Chapter VII. Mr Brooke's memorandum on the piracy of the Malayan Archipelago. The measures requisite for its suppression and for the consequent extension of British commerce in that important locality.Chapter VIII. Arrival of Captain Bethune and Mr Wise. Mr Brooke appointed her Majesty's Agent in Borneo. Sails for Borneo Proper. Muda Hassim's measures for the suppression of piracy. Defied by Seriff Houseman. Audience of the Sultan Muda Hassim and the Pangerans. Visit to Labuan. Comparative eligibility of Labuan and Balambangan for settlement. Coal discovered in Labuan. Mr Brooke goes to Singapore and visits Admiral Sir T Cochrane. The upas tree. Proceeds with the Admiral to Borneo Proper. Punishment of Pangeran Usop. The battle of Malludu. Seriff Houseman obliged to fly. Visit to Balambangan. Mr Brooke parts with the Admiral and goes to Borneo Proper. An attempt of Pangeran Usop defeated. His flight and pursuit by Pangeran Budrudeen. Triumphant reception of Mr Brooke in Borneo. Returns to Sarawak.Chapter IX. Borneo its geographical bounds and leading divisions. British settlements in 1775. The province of Sarawak formally ceded by the Sultan in perpetuity to Mr Brooke its present ruler. General view of the Dyaks the aborigines of Borneo. The Dyaks of Sarawak and adjoining tribes their past oppression and present position.Chapter X. Proposed British settlement on the north west coast of Borneo and occupation of the island of Labuan. Governor Crawford's opinions thereon.No. III. Treaty between His Britannic Majesty and the King of the Netherlands respecting Territory and Commerce in the East Indies. Signed at London March 17 1824.No. IV. Official Letters. From the Resident Councillor at Singapore to the Honourable the Acting Governor of Prince of Wales Island Singapore and Malacca.