PRIVATE LETTERS OP
views of policy. The mercantile body may then safely form a joint stock company for developing the resource5 of the country, bringing Chinamen and Javanese, at^ working the mineral treasures ; such speculations a*6 in fashion, and here it would certainly succeed. It $ very, very little for the Government or the public do, and it is dictated by humanity as well as polie?A but is a task for an individual, and one who has money.
This, dearest mother, is a desultory letter, and will be the last for three months, so you must not make yourself uneasy ; and you may, indeed, be quite easJ on my account during that time, for nothing will occe to hurt me, except from the outside, and we are shut By hurting me from the outside, I mean the Dutch but then they will hurt me no other way than by ap' pealing to our Government, or intriguing in Borne0' I care not a fig for them. Agitate, dearest mother* Do not agitate yourself, but every body else,, and I promise you we will succeed ; and if arrangements caA be made, I will run home for a space. I was very g^ to hear you had Martha again, for I am sure you ^ both be more comfortable ; and for my part I rather have a faithful servant about, though he *ete deaf and blind, than one of the new-fangled race, ^0 change their masters, like their masters change tbcjr coats. All those about me have been with me a
time ; it is respectable, and proves two thingsatb^ the master is kind and the servant good. I will seBdtime ; it is respectable, and proves two thingsa tb^ the master is kind and the servant good. I will seBd