January 27th, 1918.

Received by James Padgett.

Washington D.C.

I am here, Helen:

Well, dear, I see that you are not in condition to write much tonight, and I am sorry for it as I desired very much to write. I have heard what Elias and John said and can only join with them in the advice that they gave. I do so hope that you will follow that advice and soon get in condition that will enable the communications to be received.

I know that you do not feel like your usual self, and you don't exactly understand the reason, but if you will think of what they told you, you will soon realize the cause and will be able to get rid of it.

Think of these things and keep up your courage and have faith in the future and what we have told and promised you.

I will not write more now.

Love me and believe that I love you and am with you so very much trying to help you.

Goodnight.

Your own true, loving

Helen