Letter №16


Letter №16 (ML-107)

Mahatma K.H. - A.P. Sinnett

1 March, 1881

Envelope - 1. Pages - 3.



Letter №16 Envelope

A. P. Sinnett, Es. 

[Tie Space]

Barker notations on envelope: CVII and 189

Other notation: 319

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My dear Ambassador --

To quiet the anxiety I see lurking within your mind, and which has even a more definite form than you have expressed, let me say that I will use my best endeavours to calm our highly sensitive - not always sensible old friend, and make her stop at her post. Ill health resulting from natural causes, and mental anxiety have made her nervous to an extreme degree and sadly impaired her usefulness to us. For a fortnight past she has been all but useless, and her emotions have sped along her nerves like electricity thro' a telegraphic

Old friend refers to H. P. Blavatsky.

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Letter №16 p. 2

wire. All has been chaos. I am sending these few lines by a friend to Olcott so that they may be forwarded without her knowledge. Consult freely with our friends in Europe and return with a good book in your hand and a good plan in your head. Encourage the sincere brethren at Galles to persevere in their work of education. Some cheering words from you will give them heart. Telegraph to Nicolas Dias Inspector of Police Galle that you a member of the General Council of the Theosophical Society are coming (the date and name of steamer given) and I will cause H. P. B. to do the same to another person. Think

"...our friends in Europe, etc." Mr. Sinnett was about to depart for London in March 1881, where he would publish his first book The Occult World.

Galles, now spelled Galle, is a city and district in southwest Ceylon (now Sri Lanka).

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on the way of your true friend.

K. H. and ___.

Djual Khool, Koot Hoomi's chela, may have been implied in the signature line. See Joy Mills' commentary.