From Epistles – First Series of Volume 5 of The Complete Works of Swami Vivekananda

C/O Risibar Mookerjee,

Chief Judge,
17th September, 1898.

Your Highness, (Maharaja Of Khetri.)

I have been very ill here for two weeks. Now getting better. I am in want of funds. Though the American; friends are doing everything they can to help me, I feel shame to beg from them all the time, especially as illness makes one incur contingent expenses. I have no shame; to beg of one person in the world and that is yourself. Whether you give or refuse, it is the same to me. If possible send some money kindly. How are you? I am going down by the middle of October.

Very glad to learn from Jagamohan the complete recovery of the Kumâr (Prince) Saheb. Things are going on well with me; hoping it is the same with you.

Ever yours in the Lord,