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it appears to me likely enough to possess some interest ; but it is unconnected, crude and incorrect, which can be accounted for from the extracts being made from a journal, quite unconnected, and running over several years. There is scarcely a name of a place or person rightly spelled, and the plates do not represent what they are said to represent. For instance, Makota's likeness is said to be a likeness of Muda Hassim. And Makota's house is said to be Mr. Brooke's old residence. These, however, are faults which will be observed but by few, and on the whole, though open to criticism, I trust the work will tellathe more so, because my uncle the major, gives a favourable opinion of it. FarewellaMy kind regards to Mrs. Keppel, and believe me your affectionate friend,
P. S.--is expected from the northwards.
Should he call in at Brune, he will stand a chance of being attacked or assassinated.
Captain the Hon. H. Keppel, R. N.
" Phlegethon," May 6, 1846.
My dear Keppel,
You will have heard the account of the brutal murder perpetrated by the Sultan of Brune, on our poor friends, his nearest relatives. Such a catastropheYou will have heard the account of the brutal murder perpetrated by the Sultan of Brune, on our poor friends, his nearest relatives. Such a catastrophe