SIR JAMES BROOKE, K.C.B. a
by no means superior to most of the rivers, and greatly inferior to several, and Sarawak is only in its infancy, and as yet has never had any capital to advance its developments, a little good government has done it all ; but without going further, if every river on this coast produced as much as Sarawak, we should have a million sterling of exports, and the same of imports, and the greater part flowing to our markets. Brune is another example in point : when Sir Thomas Cochrane forced them to respect our ships and merchants, it rose to the dignity of an exporting country, and the trade trebled directly. But we must have peace on the coast.
I send you a long paper amongst other papers, written in haste, but the facts will in part be found in the " Free Press," which I send too. It may be of use.
How do you like our church at Sarawak, which is erecting and to be thus?* Adieu, my dear boy. Give my love to all. Going to Siam and Cochin Chinaaand weakly too. It gives me a great press of business. Ever, my dear Jack, I may call you my old friend, though yon are but a chicken in law and years,
* The letter contained a lithograph of the new church, now completed.* The letter contained a lithograph of the new church, now completed.