aggerating, to soften the features of a most horrible picture. After residing amongst this people, and becoming intimately acquainted with their characters and many virtues,aafter witnessing their sufferings and patience, and very firmly convinced of the facilities with which they might be improved ; after struggling for a year to protect them, and after acquiring their slowly-bestowed confidence, it cannot be a matter of surprise that I appeal in their behalf to that generosity which I am led to think aids the distressed and commiserates the sufferings of our fellow-creatures. If a case of misery ever called for help, it is here : and the act of humanity which redeems the Dyak race from their condition of unparalleled wretchedness, will open a path for Religion and for Commerce which may in future repay the charity which ought to seek no remuneration.
If the British public be indifferent to the sufferings of this unhappy race, now for the first time made known to them ; if when the means of ameliorating this inhuman state of things, and alleviating the miseries of an innocent and much abused people, are pointed out, they turn a deaf ear to the appeal, they are not what I believe them to be, and what they profess themselves.
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