A vindication of his character and proceedings
in reply to the statements privately printed and circulated by Joseph Hume, Esq. M.P. addressed to Henry Drummond, Esq. M.P. London James Ridgway 1853
First edition, pp.64. A very good copy bound in modern boards. Ppreserved in navy morocco solander box.
Hume was the leading accuser of James Brooke in Parliament, obtaining much of his information from Brooke's former agent Henry Wise. In his defence Brooke published this pamphlet in the form of a series of letters to another M.P. In it he refutes Hume's allegations that he unreasonably attacked and destroyed the Dayaks of Serebas and committed other disreputable acts. Notwithstanding Sir James's strong defence of his actions Hume succeeded in forcing the Government to hold a Commission of Enquiry into Brooke's activities.