To all the English who are with Colonel Gordon.
Oh! all the men of England, hear what is said in this letter, for I am Mutesa, King of Uganda. I will tell you the truth, because I am a King and will not lie. Because I am on your side. If at times I say I do not want white men, it is in order to pretend, because if I always say it, others will say why does Mutesa want white men and does not ask for us.
Therefore I say in my heart I will receive in secret the English letter. Therefore I pray you, listen my friend to what I say. Send a letter to England and tell them that Mutesa wants one of the priests of England.
But you yourselves come here and quickly so that I can tell you all that I have in my heart and then you can go to England with joy. May the Grace of Our Lord Jesus Christ, and the Love of God, and the Fellowship of the Holy Ghost be with us all always. Amen.
From Mutesa, King of Uganda, son of Suna.