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less, a few months before he had said to me: I wrote the Duke of Argyll a letter of condolence the very moment I heard of the death of the Duchess, day before yesterday, I think. And so he went on from one potentate and people to another. At Bombay he wrote, four days after his arrival: The reception here has been most cordial from the officials, foreign residents, Parsee merchants, and the better-to-do Hindoo natives. Myself and party were invited to occupy the Government House, where we are now staying, and where we have received princely hospitalities. From Calcutta a month later he wrote to me: We have now done India from Bombay to Delhi and back to this place. We leave here to-morrow morning for Singapore. The English people have exceeded themselves in hospitalities. Nowhere but at one place have we been permitted to stop at a hotel, and there—Jubulpore—it was because no official had the spare room for our accommodation. The impression made on him in China was profoun
antime he kept up a more animated correspondence with me than ever. His first letter was from Bombay. The Mr. Welsh spoken of was the United States Minister at London, and Mr. Hoppin was the First Secretary of Legation. Bombay, India, Feby. 17th 1879. My dear Badeau,—We reached this place on the 13th after a most pleasant voyage. From Suez to Bombay the temperature was just right tBombay the temperature was just right to keep all the passengers on deck from the hour of rising in the morning to the hour of retirement in the evening. The sky was clear and the sea so smooth that you might almost play billiards on decart for the interior where we expect to see more characteristic phases of Indian life & habits. Bombay has much in common with European cities. It is a manufacturing and commercial city. The old—Naetter no. Fifty. Calcutta, March 15th 1879. Dear Badeau,—We have now done India from Bombay to Delhi and back to this place. We leave here to-morrow morning for Singapore, by a regular st<