Mahatma Letter No. 3c

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Quick Facts
People involved
Written by: Koot Hoomi
Received by: A. P. Sinnett
Sent via: H. P. Blavatsky
Dates
Written on: unknown
Received on: October 20, 1880
Other dates: none
Places
Sent from: unknown
Received at: Simla, India
Via: none

This is Letter No. 3c in Barker numbering. See below for Context and background.

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Page 1 transcription, image, and notes

A few words more: why should you have felt disappointed at not receiving a direct reply to your last note? It was received in my room about half a minute after the currents for the production of the pillow dak had been set ready and in full play. And — unless I had assured you that a man of your disposition need have little fear of being "fooled" — there was no necessity for an answer. One favour I will certainly ask of you, and that is, that now that

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Page 2

you — the only party to whom anything was ever promised — are satisfied that you should endeavour to disabuse the mind of the amorous Major and show to him his great folly and injustice.

Yours faithfully,

Koot' Hoomi Lal Singh.

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Context and background

Before leaving the picnic, Sinnett wrote a few lines of thanks to the Mahatma and gave the note to H.P.B. He and Mrs. Sinnett went on ahead, so that he had no idea when or how she disposed of this note. He was still feeling a bit disappointed that the Mahatma had not replied to his note written before the party left for the picnic.

However, that evening, when the Sinnetts and their guests sat down to dinner, Sinnett unfolded his napkin and this letter fell out of it. The reference to his being disappointed refers, of course, to that earlier note and K.H. explains why it was unnecessary to answer it.

Physical description of letter

The original letter in in Folio 1 at the British Library. According to George Linton and Virginia Hanson:

ML-3C is on two small sheets of paper about 4" X 7" [10.2 x 17.8 cm], in ink and script similar to parts of A & B. All three notes were received by APS on the same day.[1]

Publication history

Commentary about this letter

Notes

  1. George E. Linton and Virginia Hanson, eds., Readers Guide to The Mahatma Letters to A. P. Sinnett (Adyar, Chennai, India: Theosophical Publishing House, 1972), 39.


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