Russel Wallace : Alfred Russell Wallace (sic)
Sir,--The following narrative of a series of séances affording some curious tests of identity, will, I think, be interesting to Spiritualists. The writer, General F. J. Lippitt, is a gentleman of the highest character and of great intelligence. He has devoted much time and trouble, for many years, to the investigation of spiritual phenomena, and I have the greatest confidence both in his strict integrity and cool judgment. During the winter and spring of 1887, which I spent in Washington, I enjoyed the pleasure and privilege of his friendship, and I feel as much confidence in facts vouched for by him as if I had witnessed them myself. With these introductory remarks, I leave his narrative to speak for itself.
Alfred R. Wallace.
P.S.--It will be seen that only one witness withholds his name, General X., but it has been given me in confidence by General Lippitt. --A. R. W.