SIR JAMES BROOKE, K.C.B . 39
lieve he has written in high strains ; with what effect we shall see hereafter. Labuan we examined, and it *s an island well fitted for a Government establishment ; aud I think such an establishment would be politic and cheap, and could not fail of doing good.
The coal question is satisfactorily settled, as I found
plenty of coal near the city of Borneo Proper, and-
found it in situ on Labuan. This is my news in brief, and at present we are very busy here, from the disorder ^sequent on Muda Hassim's departure, many claims having to be adjusted.
I trust a press of business will cause your letters to he short, dear Jack, and that I may only expect the longer ones during the holidays. My kindest regards to your lady and all my friends ; and believe me, with hest wishes,
Your affectionate friend,
P.S. I will try to write a longer letter som.
The following is an interesting memorandum, snow-h*g how Mr. Brooke proceeded in th* object he had so much at heart of mitigating the rigours of slavery :a
aMmorandum for the Patingi* Bandar * Tumangong* and the respectable Inhabitants of Sarawak, on the Rajas departure. That no discussion can be held about persons coming to Sarawak, as all persons within the country
* The native magistrates at Sarawak.* The native magistrates at Sarawak.