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family will experience, to entertain a hope that it may be lightened.
He died, it is true, beloved and respected by all who knew him; but even this at first appears an aggravation of misfortune; and time alone, with the blessing of God, can afford consolation.
I cannot write more, except to say that I am well, and still living in a miserable state of suspense. God bless you and yours, my dear friend, and believe me sincerely and affectionately,
No. 89. John C. Templer, Esq.
Government House, Singapore, May 1, 1847.
My dear Jack,
i received your long and kind letter, with Harvey's fragment, on my arrival here from Penang. I was truly sorry to hear of the severe accident which occurred to our friend, but as you mention that all danger was past, and do not mention any serious mutilation, I trust it will turn out without permanent evil consequences.*
* a serious injury sustained by Mr. Harvey by the explosion of a powder flask in his hand while shooting.* a serious injury sustained by Mr. Harvey by the explosion of a powder flask in his hand while shooting.