PRIVATE LETTERS OF
Nov. 17, 1844, to April 4, 1845.
JoffN C. Templer, Esq.
Sarawak, Nov. 17, 1844.
31 y dear Jack,
At length I am at home, and have time to reply, in a hurried way, to your hurried eommuniea, tions of July and August.
I wait with some impatience and curiosity for the mail of September, when I think it probable that I shall receive some communications from the Government.
I have just returned in the steamer " Phlegethon " from Borneo and Ainbong. I went up in the 4 4 Sama-rang." We took Muda Hassim to Borneo Proper, and established his authority there ; and at the same time I got from the sultan and him, the offer of Labuau for the Government. I intended originally to have reserved this document, and only to have used it in case it became necessary ; but as--wished to forward it, I could have no objection to his doing so. h
can do no harm, and may do good. - is most
favourable this year to forward my views, and I be-favourable this year to forward my views, and I be-