January 8th, 1917
Received by James Padgett
I am here, Nathan Plummer, and I want to say a word. The Indian
tried to stop me, but your wife said let him write, and I am doing
Well, I am still in hell, and suffering, and I wish that I could
die again, but I cannot and will have to stand it. I can't even
be deaf (was very deaf when he lived in the flesh) so that I might
escape some of my torments, for I am surrounded by the most hellish
beings you can imagine, and I have to listen to them. It is no use
trying to fight, for I can't hurt anybody, and they became more
annoying when I did try to punch one of them.
It is awful, and so I regret that I did not listen and try to understand
what the Doctor so often told me when on earth, but now it is too
late. I often hear what he says to you now in your conversations,
but for some reason I can't quite understand, and besides, if I
did, these damned ugly spirits would knock all the understanding
out of me. It is hard to learn what you call Heavenly Things in
hell, and I am so unhappy and see no way to relief.
The Doctor's father talked to me and told me some things that were
like what the Doctor told me, and I felt better when he was telling
me, and some hope came to me, but when I got back into my hell and
saw all the horrors and the shrieking, ugly spirits, I forgot, and
the hell feelings came to me again, and I suffered. Oh, if I could
only find some relief from these torments!
Well, I will try again, for I know that Mr. Stone is kind and wants
to help me, but my trouble is, that I doubt if he can, but I will
go as you advise and try to believe that he can. I am very thankful
to you and the Doctor and will try to hope. Anything to get out
of this place and away from these devils. Your wife says I must
stop. So good night.
I, L.R. Stone was present when the above spirit wrote. I was well
acquainted with him for several years before he died and often talked
to him on the importance of getting the Divine Love in his soul.
He was very deaf before entering the spirit world. After he wrote
through Mr. Padgett, I told him to look around for my father who
is a bright spirit of the Celestial Heavens. The spirit went with
my father to receive help and instruction, and has now made his
progress to the Celestial Heavens.
NOTE. It appears from a subsequent message,
and the tablet that this spirit is actually Nathan
Plummer. The pseudonym was applied to protect
his identity, at the time that he was a dark spirit, but not
felt necessary when he had progressed into light.