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The Washington Memorial (3 february 1923)

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The Washington Memorial is a letter written by Arthur Conan Doyle published in Light on 3 february 1923.

The Washington Memorial

Light (3 february 1923, p. 72)

To The Editor of Light.

When I returned from the United States in June I brought with me some £2,000 of American money, nearly all of which has now been expended upon the Spiritualist cause. I am asking those who believe in that cause, and who approve of my work, to show that approval in a practical way by sending me subscriptions which I can take with me, when I return to America in March, as a British donation towards the International Washington Memorial, which is to be erected in honour of the piercing of the barrier which occurred at Hydesville upon March 31st, 1848. Swedenborg and Davis had of course paved the way, but it is beyond question that the first of those direct communications, which have since then been of such priceless comfort to so many of us, was made upon that occasion, and that it is in truth the greatest date in human history since the great revelation ox two thousand years ago. Let us show by our actions that we realise and appreciate it.

Arthur Conan Doyle.

Windlesham, Crowborough, Sussex.