Received during brief visit to Bombay in January, 1882.
It was certainly K H's and my great desire that since Scott could not attend the anniversary you should — not to take any part in its proceedings but simply — be present at it. This hapless organization will once more exhibit its representation without one single European of position and influence. But neither of us would force a course of action — against your wish — upon you. Therefore what I say must not be construed into an order or urgent request. We think it good — but you must obey your own cool judgment — the more so as perhaps today marks a crisis. One reason for my calling you was K H's wish that you should be brought under certain magnetic and other occult influences that would favorably act upon yourself in future.
I will write more tomorrow for I yet hope you will give us a day or two and so let us have time to see what can be done for you by Koothoomi.