January 18th, 1917.
Received by James Padgett.
I am here, your own true and loving Helen.
I will not write much, for you are not in good condition. However,
I was with you tonight at the services and heard the preacher and
wished that I could have suggested some thoughts to him that he
could have received for he then would have made clear something
about spiritualism that he did not. He is a medium and with a little
more faith or rather with a little less belief in some of the old
orthodox doctrine he would become quite a satisfactory medium to
himself at least.
What Judge Syrick wrote you is true
and we merely wanted to make the test and Ingersoll said that he
was astonished that you could detect it. He says that he is learning
something new all the time. He wants to write you soon. Well I must
stop and so I will say good night.
Give my kindest regards to the Dr. ( Dr. Leslie
Stone) and my love to yourself.
Your own true and loving
This message is a composite of two, being published
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