SIR JA3ES BROOKE, K.C.B. 241
certain documents which Sir James Brooke, in his letter of the 2nd of April, states that he wishes to be in possession of the Commissioners, and which are not included in the other printed papers herewith transmitted.
I likewise enclose a printed copy of a letter from Mr. Hume, together with three volumes of papers annexed to it, containing his charges against Sir James Brooke, and the points to which he considers that the inquiry should be directed.
I have, and c., (Signed) Clarendon.
Hatcham Lodge, New Cross, Deptford, August 1, 1853.
i perform but a simple duty to an absent friend in protesting, at least until he has seen them, against the tenor of certain instructions that have been issued for an inquiry in the case of Sir J. Brooke. I do so, I need scarcely assure your Lordship, with extreme reluctance, and because from my intimate knowledge of his proceedings, both in Borneo and at home, I feel I can demonstrate to your Lordship the incorrectness of certain statements of facts which are assumed in your Lordship's letter to Sir Charles Wood as the basis of
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