SIR JAMES BROOKE, K.C.B.
so is my paper, and I must present you with a different
domestic picture than when I commenced. -and
----have chosen to quarrel. The former has complained to me, and insisted that--should leave the
vessel or he would do so himself. I replied, as I al-ways would do to a requisition of the sort, that he *night go whenever he felt inclined. I have had tears and whining till I am sick, but he does not mean to be 80 good as his threat, which I regret, for I shall certainly discharge him at the Cape if he does not go on better, and pay a little more attention to his natural history.
I care nothing about these squabbles, though I
think--has taken up the cudgels against --.
Jealousy is the root of it all, and they are both such good men that I should be sorry to have to decide between them. I have seen a great deal of the countryabeen up the bay and up a mountaina eaught in the Skimalong* in an awful squall, which ^psized plenty of boats and drowned plenty of people. I have collected specimens of natural historyano
ttauks to - for his assistance. Now, my friend,
adieu ! Say all that is kind to the circle at Bridport aAd the Priors. Write me often, and think of me ^ays as your
* One of the " Royalist's" boats.* One of the " Royalist's" boats.