January 7th, 1917

Received by James Padgett.

Washington D.C.

I am here, Samuel:

I will say a few words only. I am glad that John wrote so encouragingly, as it will do you good, and I want to substantiate what he said. You may look for better conditions now. Only keep up your courage and have-faith in what we write you.

You have my love and blessings.

So believe in us all, and let not the things that appear insurmountable discourage you.

I will come soon. Goodnight.

Your brother in Christ,

Samuel