March 29th, 1915
Received by James Padgett.
I am here, Laura Burroughs, your cousin.
Oh, my dear Edward, you do something to help me. I am so unhappy
and need help so much. I am in such darkness and pain that I can
scarcely see the light of day, I mean the light that enables me
to see my surroundings. I am also so lonely and without love or
sympathy. I feel that you can help me, so pray do so.
Yes, I have seen several beautiful spirits but I did not believe that they had interest enough in me to help me and so I turned aside from them. I don't understand why I am in this condition and no one has explained it so far. I thought that maybe you might show me some way to get out of my awful condition. I thought so because I saw other spirits writing to you who are in this darkness as I am and they said that you had helped them.
Why I see Aunt Nancy and your Mother and Helen and your Father
and others I don't know. How beautiful and happy they look to be.
Why are they so beautiful? Oh, if I could only be like them. Tell
me, Ed., why it is, and tell me what made them so.
Yes, I will and she is calling me now. Oh, how glad that I came
here. I feel better already. Dear Aunt Nancy, she will love me I
know and so will cousin Ann and Helen. Oh, how glad I am. I am now
going with them, so good bye, my dear Cousin.