SIR JAMES BROOKE, K.C.B.
all self-respect, and hurry forward in his fatal career. Carry my kind remembrances to his good aunts. I
was pleased to hear that I-'s boy contrived to get
into the school, for he is a good man, though never fitted to command a clipper. Hart is well, and gives satisfaction. All hands well and healthy, and contented. M- better. Creswick has quitted me.
not choosing to bear some restrictions which I thought necessary to lay upon him. He is a ruined man, from his own stupid folly. You never mention how Billy* gets on, yet I wanted to hear.
Ever dear Jack, affectionately yours,
P.S. Drop a line to South Brocfoa, to say you have heard. I wrote my sister two or three days since.
Fragment of a letter addressed to John C. Templer, Esq., the first part having been lost. (Date uncertain, supposeda)
Singapore, June, 1840.
A ship sails to-morrow morning for Calcutta, and my letter is already so long, that I have not much time to add to it. Let me proceed at once to my own proceedings. Leaving Singapore, we made a wretched passage to Bouthian, a small Dutch settlement, on the south of Celebes. It is distinguished by the mountain of Lumper-Batang, or Big-Belly. A party * A brother of the Editor.
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