SIR JAMES BROOKE, K.C.B. a
because you will see to them. Mundy, and such others as you think proper, will distributeathat is, supposing you resolve to publish and distribute.
Penang Hill, May 1, 1850.
My dear Uncle,
I write you a few lines to tell you, I am greatly benefited by my residence in this delicious climate, and that, in a few days, I quit it for Singapore, and thence either to Siam or Borneo.
I have been much engaged and pressed, preparing all sorts of papers for Templer, to confute utterly all the calumnies of Mr. Cobden and the radical faction. It is not prudent to neglect such attacks, or altogether to despise them, and I think there is such a mass of
facts and testimony in the hands of Lord-and
Templer, that it would silence and confound any one. I believe, however, all this outcry will injure the party raising it rather than me, and that there is no reason to apprehend, that it will tie my hands in future, or frighten ministers into a timid policy.
I have been enjoying myself much here ; the place is lovelyathe prospect finer than any I know in the worldaflowers abundantaand perfect quiet. This island is altogether one of the most agreeable in theI have been enjoying myself much here ; the place is lovelya the prospect finer than any I know in the worlda flowers abundanta and perfect quiet. This island is altogether one of the most agreeable in the