PRIVATE LETTERS OF
April 13, 1843, to July 21, 1843.
No. 42. John C. Templer, Esq.
Singapore, April 13, 1843.
My dear Jack,
Only yesterday I received your kind and long
letter with the enclosure from Captain-, and the
contents, as you may helieve, pleased me not a little. I am pleased, because, at best, I may obtain what I desire, and, at the worst, we shall arrive at a certainty. My path is quite clear, and I shall lay on my oars till Sir----arrives ; give him every information I can, and every facility for gaining information from the natives ; allow him to inspect as much of the country as he desires, and leave the rest to his report.
Sir---is, I know, of undoubted talents,
and no one could be more properly appointed to takeand no one could be more properly appointed to take