SIR JAMES BROOKE, K.C.B . 39
coast, and captured one boat of the enemy; on ^e fourth day we got back, and may now from this demonstration, remain quiet for a few days to come. I expect " Julia" (my new schooner) daily, and have **ews from a Malay boat that the gun-boat was nearly ready for sea; she will be of use not only against tyaks, but against the Illanuns, who occasionally infest the coast. The Balanigni this year are very strong. % letter is already a long one, and I shall now lay it hy until the arrival of the schooner, when I expect to tear from you. Our party here is well, and agree remarkably, and they are really such agreeable and amiable persons that I consider myself very fortunate.
The only exception to this was -, my man of
business, who has been showing some temper and a good deal of jealousy of the new comers. He is now
returning home on sick leave, and - supplies his
place. Peter gets on excellently wellaquiet, civil, and ^tive ; it is a pity he cannot read, for without it he cannot advance further.
John C. Templer, Esq
The Grove* 14th July, 1844.
My bear Jack,
I wrote the accompanying letter last month, taking time by the forelock, and I have little more to
* The name of Sir James Brooke's residence in Sarawak.* The name of Sir James Brooke's residence in Sarawak.