SIR JAMES BROOKE, K.C.B. a
me, his deliberate attempt to sacrifice my interests and
the interests of Sarawak.
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I shall not detail this hateful subject to you, but 1 have demanded from Mr. Wise a full and clear explanation, and a final settlement of my accounts, and I have left the entire matter in the hands of Mr. Cameron, our family solicitor for many years past, and I have told him that you may give some assistance. You have, I know, so little time to spare, that I will not give you trouble on my account, but I dare say Cameron will, if you have time and wish it, show you my letters.
My return to Sarawak was triumphant, and the tokens of goodwill and affection from the people most gratifying from being spontaneous. They not only came to sea to fetch me, but illuminated the town the night of my entrance in a very elegant and striking manner, and the shaking of hands and welcomes have been overpowering.
My old enemy Makota has got into power in Brune, from whence I must rout him out. I have already found him out in friendly communication with the pirates, a clear breach of treaty, and oppressing all the rivers. I am going in these revolutionary times to get up a league and covenant, between all the good rivers of the coast, to the purpose that they will not pay revenue or obey the government of Brun, until the sultan and his advisers govern justly and adhere to the
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