To the Madras Committee
[After Swami Vivekananda arrived at Colombo on Friday, January 15, 1897, the Madras Committee, which was planning a reception for the Swami, sent the following message: "Motherland rejoices to welcome you back". In reply, Swami Vivekananda sent a wire.]
[Postmarked: January 15, 1897]
MY LOVE AND GRATITUDE TO MY COUNTRYMEN.