July 8th, 1917
Received by James Padgett.
I am here, Helen:
Well dear, I see that you are tired and I will not write much. But I must say that I am so glad that you are feeling better and more hopeful. Keep up your courage and everything will be alright.
I was with you at the meeting, but will not write my impressions now. You were not benefitted.
Try to have faith and pray, and I believe that tomorrow night you will be in condition to receive my letter that I so much desire to write.
Love me and believe that I love you. Goodnight.
Your own true and loving,