SIR JAMES BROOKE, K.C.B.
natives a permanent good, beyond the chances of my life. Of course, in the first place, I apply to the British Government ; to the merchants ; to the religious societies: if all are deaf or indifferent, it is then I propose applying to others more willing, aud likewise able, to carry my views into effect. I say not this by way of threat or from any feeling of annoyance pr mortified vanity, but as an alternative which it will be my duty to adopt, and which cannot, after they have declined, affect the interests of my countrymen.
Sarawak I left getting on. McKenzie has been very ill and goes home, but will rejoin ine ; I shall tell him to call on you. Wise will give him money enough to Kve upon. The rest all well. I return in about a fortnight, in the " Dido" man-of-war, and her captain (Keppel) is most anxious to give me every assistance in his power. It will have a great effect on the natives and establish my power, more especially if he attacks that piratical horde the " Serebas Dyaks." She is a beautiful 18 (32-pounders)aa clipper.
Farewell, dear Jack, do what you can for me, and above all,
Your affectionate friend,