To Shri Giridharidas Mangaldas Viharidas Desai
228 W. 39TH STREET
2 March 1896
Excuse my delay in replying to your beautiful note.
Your uncle1 was a great soul, and his whole life was given to doing good to his country. Hope you will all follow in his footsteps.
I am coming to India this winter, and cannot express my sorrow that I will not see Haribhai once more.
He was a strong, noble friend, and India has lost a good deal in losing him.
I am going to England very soon where I intend to pass the summer, and in winter next I come to India.
Recommend me to your uncles and friends.
Ever always the well-wisher of your family,
PS: My England address is: C/o E. T. Sturdy, Esq., High View, Caversham, Reading, England.