To Ishwar Chandra Ghosh
6th March '99
MY DEAR SIR,
Many thanks for your kind invitation. I am so sorry that so many days' delay should occur in reply to your note.
I was very ill at the time, and the gentleman on whom the duty fell of replying could not do it, it seems. I got notice of it just now.
I am not yet sufficiently recovered to take advantage of your kindness. This winter I had made it a point of visiting your part of the country. But my Karma will have otherwise. I will have to wait to give myself the pleasure of visiting the seat of civilisation of ancient Bengal.
With my thanks again for all your kindness, I remain,
Yours in the Lord,