An address given by Miss Mary Hamilton in the upper room of the Wheatsheaf Public House, Rathbone Place, London, on the 12th of July 1904.
Ladies and Gentlemen.
You have come here tonight expecting miracles. Perhaps some of you are familiar with my act. You have seen me read minds. You have witnessed me channelling the spirits of the dead. They have spelled out messages, moved furniture, perhaps even materialised before you.
So I will begin with a confession. I am a fraud, and everything you have witnessed was nothing but a conjuring act.