SIR JAMES BROOKE, K.C.B. a
and when I return, I shall leave Brooke there, to take the command, to become acquainted with the natives, and to find out how far he likes the mode of life.
I hope Charlie has established himself at Portsmouth.
Brooke brought me Charlie's letter from Singapore, and I do not doubt that he was lonely and miserable enough after we left him, dear fellow ; I want to see him a lieutenant, I know not one in whom I have greater confidence than in him, you never appeal in vain to his heart, and he and I have a great deal in common in our natures and feelings. I miss him very much even now, and wish for his company oftea
I hope to hear soon from our Mary, and only wait for a letter to write to her, I wish I was rich enough to give her an Arab horse. I had a very kind and feeling letter from Mr. Nicholetts, to which I will reply either by this opportunity, or shortly. You must all remember, however, that this is the Ultima Thule, and we have as yet no regular communication with the rest of the world. Love to dear Charles, and the girls and baby, and with every kind wish, Believe me, my dearest sister,
Ever affectionately your brother, J. Brooke.Ever affectionately your brother, J. Brooke.