Tuesday, 4 August 2009
6 miles for Lhassa, 02-08-1904
My dear Delia,
A post goes back tomorrow at 6 am. We crossed the river safely and after three days marching arrived here this afternoon. We arrive at Lhassa tomorrow morning.
This afternoon nearly all the Lhassa Council with the exception of the Dalai Lama came in to have an interview with Colonel Younghusband -both Tibetan and Chinese and the array of costumes and head-dresses was very funny! I don't think there will be any more opposition. I received your letter safely two days ago thanking me for my birthday present and also Tim's - please acknowledge. Am very fit - good night - had a long march today from 7.30 to 4pm.