July 18th, 1915.
Received by James Padgett
I am here, Your old partner.
Why, Padgett, such testimony as that would have established in court any fact that you or I might have asserted. Just think a moment. Here are witnesses of the highest character, with the knowledge and opportunity for knowledge that cannot be disputed, and one identifying the other, and all testifying in the most positive way as to that one particular fact.
Who can say that there can be any possibility of mistake? Never in the world has a fact been more conclusively proved, and if you doubt that you have been selected for this great work, I cannot understand the operations of your mind.
Well, my dear boy, to think that in the latter years of your life
this great work has come to you! A work that I am informed has never
been successfully given to a mortal before to do. You certainly
are blessed and I am so thankful that it is so, and that you and
I were friends on earth.
God moves in mysterious ways His wonders to perform.
So my dear friend, let me congratulate you as you are worthy of
congratulations. I will write soon and tell you more of my opinion
of this great surprise when I think more of it.
With all my love,
I am your old partner and now your brother in Christ.
A. G. Riddle