SIR JAMES BROOKE, K.C.B.
paper, and I will only add my sense of how much I owe to Sir James Gordon, and to your lady and kind relatives. May every happiness attend you all, and, dear Jack, believe me ever to be,
Your affectionate friend,
No. 49. John C. Templer, Esq.
Off Borneo Proper, Sept. 3, 1843.
My iear Jack,
J ust before I left Sarawak, I got two letters by the June mail, but yours did not reach me.
The account of the " Samarang's " accident caused a large fleet to assemble in our river. H.M.S. " Sama-rang," H. M. S. "Harlequin," H.M.S. " Wanderer," H. M. Steamer " Vixen," H. C. Steamer " Diana," together with " Royalist " and "Ariel," lay at one time in the Sarawak river. "Samarang," " Harlequin," and " Vixen," with " Royalist"and "Ariel," are
now here, much to the astonishment of the Borneons. * * * *
I am glad to tell you that Keppel's proceedings on this coast have been highly approved of, by the admiral, Sir W- P-, and he wishes, I am led to believe, to send him here again.
I made the passage from Sarawak in the " Sama-I made the passage from Sarawak in the " Sama-