April 13th, 1915.

Received by James Padgett

Washington D.C.

I am here, Helen.

Yes, I would be here no matter what happens.

Well, you had quite a discourse from the Professor, and a wonderful one it is. I am glad that he wrote you on the subject, as it clears many doubts that you or your friends may have. He has not finished yet, but he saw you were tired and stopped.

Yes, that is what he said, and I am so glad that you realize that he uses your brain as well as your hand. Why Ned, without your brain we could not write at all. So don't think that we merely use your hands, for your brain is the more important of the two.

Your own true and loving, Helen