To Vice-Admiral SIR JAMES GORDON, K.C.B.
governor of greenwich hospital.
My bear Sir James,
I know it will be most grateful to Sir James Brooke, that these Volumes of his Letters should be dedicated to you; and in thus associating your name with that of the Friend whose extraordinary career you have watched with so warm an interest, I am prompted by those feelings of affection, gratitude, and friendship, which so deeply bind me to you both.
My dear Sir James, Your ever affectionate Son-in-Law,
JOHN C. TEMPLER.
Hatcham Lodge, New Cross ;
December 1, 1853.December 1, 1853.