March 11th, 1916.

Received by James Padgett.

Washington D.C.

I am here, John D. Mastry:

I am interested in what John has written you and want merely to say that I have been selected to assist you in the matter to which he referred and will do my best to help you, and will be very careful in my advice, and I hope that you will have faith in me.

This is all that I desire to say.

Goodnight.

Your brother in Christ,

John D. Mastry