May 13th, 1917.

Received by:James Padgett.

Washington D.C.

I am here, Mary Kennedy:

I will not let my dear boy be disappointed for he is just itching to hear from me, and has almost given up hope of doing so, but he must know that I would not let him leave without hearing from me in some way.

Well, I am truly glad that I came to write to him once again for it does me so much good to write to him, as I know it does him to hear from me, and especially when we are both so anxious to know just how the other is. Of course I know how he is but he can only surmise how I am except as to one thing and that he knows, and that is, that I love him with all my heart and soul.

I am progressing all the time and love him the more that I receive this Divine Love in my soul and yet I do not cease to want to be with him as much as the performance of my work will permit, even though I have to leave the sphere of such grandeur and beauty and come into the dark plane which offers such a contrast. But love makes all things beautiful and our eyes are closed very largely to the unpleasant things when our hearts are so filled with love.

I have recently heard some of the letters that have been written him and it gave me great happiness to know that he received them and enjoyed them, and I want to say that they were true, and were written by the spirits who professed to write them. This I will tell him that he may not doubt for he knows that his soulmate would not tell him an untruth. I am with him very often trying to help him as he knows, and there are other spirits with him also, and I must tell him that James takes a special interest in him and is doing everything to help him in the way that will enable him to do the work which lies before him. He must not think that there is no special work for him to do, for there is, and while he is now doing a work in helping the dark spirits, yet that is not the work. I wish that I could tell him now what it is, but that is a matter that is in the keeping and control of the higher spirits and I must not disclose their plans even for my sweetheart, which I would like to do.

Well, I must not write more now, for your wife says you are tired and must not write more tonight. So with my love to him, and my sisterly love to you I will say goodnight.

Your sister in Christ,

Mary