SIR JAMES BROOKE, K C.B. 123
Abang Pata and the Orang Kaya Tumagong will send to Sumsudeen, to order his return to Sarawak, as the Tuan Besar hears he is oppressing the Dyaks of Lui du.
Dated February 14, 1846.
Compliments 'and style to follow the style of the Sultan's letter.
We have received the letter of Sei Paduka, the sultan of Sambas, brought by Pangeran Hassim, and called the writers of the Santigu kunsi, to demand of them the debt of six thousand rupees due to the sultan. The writers and the kunsi own the debt, and express their desire to pay it, in a fair proportion with the same kunsi at Sambas. They urge, however, that they are at present too poor. We have told the kunsi that as they own the debt, no revenue will be demanded of them this year in Sarawak, in order that they may pay, and that they must make a regular and fair agreement to repay. Should they fail in this agreement with the sultan, we shall do all in our power to meet the sultan's wishes, whether by shutting up the road to Sambas for the Chinese, or in any other way the sultan thinks best. The sultan will hear from Pangeran Hassim the particulars.
We wish to inform the sultan that the Sambas Dyaks of Cumbeh have been attacking the Sarawak Dyaks of
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