PRIVATE LETTERS OP
cases of emergency. No chief can call the freemen to waranot even the monarchawithout the mandate and consent of the three pongaras. I will only add that this is Wajoathe freest of the Bugis states. It impossible to give tliis information in a letter, but J flatter myself it is both new and interesting. I went first to Boni, and met with nothing but hostility, armed boats and men, were ready at every point to oppose me. I left them and went to Wajo, where they feasted me. I passed six weeks in the interioravisited the lake, and c., and gained much knowledge of their customs and manners. Thence I returned to Boni, on an invitation, and was most sincerely and politely received. I was most anxious to visit a cave, which was said to be Hindoo, but proved natural ! Thence to distracted Luwn, down the east side, saw Dyaks, head-cutters, and c, and out again from starvation We have four or five hundred miles of coast-line, and a good deal of the interior laid downanative statesa customsamanners.
No. 15. Mrs. Brooke.*
Singapore, June 9, 1840.
My loved Mother,
It is a great delight to tell you that I have returned in good health from my second cruise, which has been quite as successful as the first, though longer. I was *. The mother of Sir James Brooke.It is a great delight to tell you that I have returned in good health from my second cruise, which has been quite as successful as the first, though longer. I was *. The mother of Sir James Brooke.