PRIVATE LETTERS OP
would be exchanged for British manufacture. With e soil capable of producing all the rare commodities of the East, and minerals as frequent and plenty as e any known part of the globe. To science, to geographyA ee., what a field does this vast island offer, with a salubrious climate, cool mountain ranges, noble rivers for communication with the interioraall present facilities, which it is strange if an active and intelligent people do not avail themselves of. I have done thisA I now present the fruit of my labours and my fortune, and I believe a short time will so develop the country as to render the advantage clear to all eyes.
I might ask you to use all the interest you possessA in forwarding my success, but I know it is little to* terest you have, and what you have, you are not fond of using, and I hate private influenceaI despise ft and if public grounds are not sufficient, I would not eke them out by jobbing. I am quite wellasome news 1 will write before I sail for Borneo, but just now I aU* a wretched correspondent. Many loves to all, and believe me, ever loved mother,
Your affectionate son,
J. Brooke.J. Brooke.