PRIVATE LETTERS OF
Margaret* wants you to send her my paper on Borneo : if not copied, the one in your possession. Again and again, adieu.
The paper referred to in the postcript, was written by Sir James (then Mr.) Brooke, before he left England, in 1838, and is so explicit as to the objects of the expedition, and so explanatory of many passages in the letters, that no apology is considered necessary for introducing it here. It is taken from the original MSS in the editor's possession, and has never yet appeared as a whole. A brief abstract of it was published ir the Journal of the Geographical Society, in 1838 vol. viii., p. 443.
Mr. Brooke's Expedition to Borneo.
Borneo (in the language of the natives Bruni), Ce' lebes, Sulu, the Moluccas, and the islands of the Straits of Sunda and Banca, compose what is commonlj called the Malayan group, and the Malays located ot the sea shores, of these and other islands, may, witl certainty be classed as belonging to one nation.
It is well known however, that the interior of thes* countries is inhabited by various tribes, differing frotf
* A sister of Sir James Brooke.* A sister of Sir James Brooke.