I received your letter, and I will now give you another sitting, although I sat with you yesterday; but perhaps you were not aware of it, so I will now try again. I cannot help thinking but that I can help your nose; for I believe it to be a curable case, and I shall make an effort to have this visit operate on your bowels, and change the current of the fluids in that direction. And I will now work on your stomach and shall keep up my visits, till I produce an effect like a diarrhea; and that, I think, will change the nature of the trouble which is in the fluids. Please let me know how I succeed. As I wrote you yesterday I will stop now, till I hear from you. Good night, 7:01 o'clock and just going to my tea.
Perhaps it may seem strange that I was not seen at the exact time of writing; but this is the fact. I have to produce a change in your system; so that out of the matter (or mind) of yourself, the body is made, and I in it; thus it will take longer, sometimes, than it does others. If that lady is still with you, I will try and make myself appear to her eyes next Sunday between 7 and 8 o'clock.
P. P. Quimby
[Extract from a letter from the above lady in Vermont to Dr. Quimby]
Last Friday evening, Oct. 3rd, between 7 and 10 o'clock, mother and a niece of hers, who is here on a visit, were sitting together talking, and this lady says she saw you standing by mother, about to lay your hand on her head. Just at that moment, mother left the room, before her friend had told her what she saw, so your visit was interrupted. What was quite strange was that this lady described some of your characteristics in looks and appearance very accurately, although you have never been described to her. Mother wishes to know if you were really here in spirit at that time.