PRIVATE LETTERS OF
British seaman, "the pride of his countrymust, like some troubled ghost, vanish as the clock strikes, or go to quod. Nothing can be imagined more barbarous, unjust, or at variance with the first principles of justice-If an action would lay, who would it lay against ? the watchman, the magistrate, or the governor? Pray ask Prior about this, and if any of my fellows come under its operation, I think I will have a King's counsel's opinion on it. Adieu ! till to-morrow.
17^.aThey are giving me trouble to-day, on the score of port dues, as they are pleased to imagine thai the privileges of the yacht-squadron do not extend # this colony. I have addressed the Governor on the subject, and shall write to Lord Yarborough if I a# not satisfied. Now Jack, it is time to clew up. Give my kindest regards at home, and keep them informed of my news, for I cannot write to all. Say all that kind to the Priors, and ever and ever, dear Jack believe me,
Your affectionate friend,
No. 5. John C. Templer, Esq.
" Royalist," R.Y.S. Table March 21, 1839.
My dear Jack,
This is briefly to inform you that the expl# sion has just burst upon my head, and that I have di^This is briefly to inform you that the expl# sion has just burst upon my head, and that I have di^