July 8th, 1917

Received by James Padgett.

Washington D.C.

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,

Helen