SIR JAMES BROOKE, K.C.B.
several letters yet to write. May every happiness attend thee, dear Jack ; so farewell. Do not forget
about young-, if it come in your way before the
regular time. In the " Samarang" I found a young distant connection, named Brereton, only thirteen years of age, a nice intelligent boy ; he has lost everything he had in the ship, exept a few pair of trowsers. My kind regards to your lady, and believe me ever
Your affectionate friend,
The Rev. Charles Johnson.
Sarawak. July 12 to 21, 1S43.
My dear Charles,
Your letters of February and March afforded me much pleasure, and although you choose to imagine me, grumbling at the number of your letters, I did no cease to bless you for being a good correspondent Events crowd so thick upon us, that I find it difficul to keep you fully apprized of all that occurs, and you give me occasion for a long explanation, in order to set you right, on many important points. You are, as I have told you all along, over sanguine, and Wise seems to be misleading you entirely, and to be as san guine, as yourself. To begin however with your letter,