March 4th, 1917

Received by James Padgett.

Washington D.C.

I am here, Perry:

I am very weak, but I must tell you that I am feeling better, for now I do not believe that I am doomed for all eternity to the damnation of darkness and suffering and when I think back that but for you and the loving spirits that you brought to me, I would be without hope, my heart is so filled with gratitude that it seems as if it must break asunder.

What a wonderful thing is this great gift that you have and no spirit in all the darkness of a hope so near despair can understand the meaning of what that beautiful and glorious spirit who just wrote you said, as I can.

Well I cannot write more, but you and your friend pray for me as surely you who have such beautiful spirits loving you must have some power in your prayers to help.

Goodnight and pray for me.

Your friend,

Perry