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coming in with flood-tide, causes a great occasion^ rise of water above the tide mark, and is checked bj the westerly flood from the Indian Ocean ; but whefl the tide ebbs, the current is too strong for the tid$ and causes the flow and ebb, by the shore, to dis-charge themselves the same way. I explain in * hurry, but mean to say, that flood and ebb-tide bod apparently run from east to west, the current, oft$ for many days at a time, setting that way, and tW accumulated water being carried off by the ebb of tbe Malacca Strait.
What do you think, likewise, of the sea-bree^ being hot and sicklyathe land-wind cool, refreshing, aJ^ healthyathe sea-breeze blows from the southward, dif and parching, and is called here the Java wind, the small Island of Java cannot be supposed capable of heating the wind, and I feel some difficulty $ account for the dryness and heat of the wind wbi^ blows over so large a space of water.
The land-breeze, on the contrary, sweeping over * continentaloaded with marsh and jungle, is cool aJ chilly, but not injurious as in other places. FareweA My kind regards and wishes to your family, and many common friends. How often, dear Jack, I for you, but, at any rate, I shall look forward s(0 day or other, to meeting you again. Tell Washing^* my views and projects, and in the mean time,
Believe me, your affectionate friend,
J. BrookA'J. BrookA '