AMRITSAR MEDICAL MISSION
18 April 1893
Respected Mirza Ghulam Ahmad of Qadian
I hope you are well. Greetings. I received your letter and was very pleased to read it, particularly as the Muslims of Jandiala have found a most worthy and excellent person like you, but since our challenge is addressed to the Muhammadans of Jandiala, not to you, we therefore cannot accept your invitation. We have already sent a letter to them and are still awaiting their reply.
If you are willing to help them, then the most appropriate and formal way of doing so is to write to them directly and inform them of your gracious intent. If they accept you as their representative for this Holy War, we will have no objection; rather, we will happily welcome it. As an enlightened and well-experienced person, you know well that it is not our prerogative but that of the Muslims of Jandiala to accept you for this special debate. Thus, you should first reach an agreement with them, to which we too will readily agree. We are eagerly waiting for you and them to make a decision. Best Regards.