Unpublished Messages of James Padgett.
Whiskey seller in darkness
March 28th, 1915.
Received by James Padgett
I am here, George E. Young.
I am from a city in Georgia, I mean Savannah. I need your help and assistance. I am so miserable and they tell me that you can help me - some spirits whom you have helped. So if you can do so.
I passed over in 1889 at my home in Savannah. I was married and left my wife and four children. They are all living in that place now. Yes I was a sinner when on earth. I was a whiskey seller and sent many men to hell and damnation and now I am paying the penalties of my work. So I want help and so badly. I am tortured by the recollections of what unhappiness I caused the many men and their families. I have no physical sufferings for I have no physical body but oh if I could only go to the hell of the church and there be burned and annihilated I would do so willingly. But I cannot die, I must live and endure this great damnation. I suppose it is just but that does not make the suffering any the less. I wonder if there be a God of Mercy and Forgiveness. It seems to me that if there be, He is away far away from me and does not hear my cries for forgiveness.
So tell me if you can what I can do to get relief from this great suffering and darkness. Yes if you say there is a way I will follow your advice and try to believe.
Yes I see a number of spirits who are so beautiful and seem so happy and I only wish that I was like them. How is it that they are so beautiful and happy? Yes I see her. She says she is your mother and Oh how beautiful and good she is.
Well I will do as you say but will she talk to me? She is too good and pure to do that I fear. Well I will ask her so with all my thanks and in hope of finding relief I will say goodnight.
This message is not in the published volumes. It was transcribed and presented at the 2014 100th year Anniversary by Paul King.