PRIVATE LETTERS Olf
John C. Templer, Esq.
Sarawak, September 28, 1853.
My dear Jack,
I write a very few lines via Marseilles, to say that all is right and well here, and in Brun, and that you will receive a large packet via Southampton.
Directly I get rid of this mail, I shall turn my attention, as far as I can, to the detail of the commission. I shall, on being invited, proceed to Singapore, arrange what expenses the commission is to incur, and how it is to be discharged; the question of interpreters: for, as the evidence will be in many dialects, unknown excepting in this place, some interpreters must be paid, and paid liberally. Then comes the protestathen the first chargeaand I hold it as a maxim, that any accusation brought against me by individuals, must be on matters relative to themselvesawhilst Mr. Hume or the Government, one
or both, are to support the charges of a public nature. # # * * *
Vale. Love to all. I trust dear Dora felt no ill-effects from her fall.
Ever your friend,
J. Brooke.J. Brooke.