January 18th, 1917.

Received by James Padgett.

Washington D.C.

I am here, your own true and loving Helen:

I will not write much, for you are not in good condition. However, I was with you tonight at the services and heard the preacher and wished that I could have suggested some thoughts to him that he could have received for he then would have made clear something about spiritualism that he did not. He is a medium and with a little more faith or rather with a little less belief in some of the old orthodox doctrine he would become quite a satisfactory medium to himself at least.

What Judge Syrick wrote you is true and we merely wanted to make the test and Ingersoll said that he was astonished that you could detect it. He says that he is learning sympathy more and more all the time.

Well I must stop and so I will say goodnight.

Give my kindest regards to the Dr. and my love to yourself.

Your own true and loving

Helen