November 7th, 1915
Received by James Padgett.
I am here, John Critcher:
You must remember me, for I had my office in the same building with you when I practiced law.
Well, I am in a condition that gives me considerable happiness, and yet I am not in that state of happiness which I expected to have when I was on earth.
As you know, I was an Episcopalian and tried to observe strictly the doctrines and formalities of my church, and expected when I died to go to heaven and find rest and nothing to make me unhappy.
But I was mistaken in this, and I found myself in the earth plane of the spirit world, and had to undergo some suffering and darkness, and did not find the heavenly rest that I expected.
But I have progressed since I came over, and am now happier and in more light.
I was passing, when I saw the light that comes from your room, and looked in and saw you, and asked permission to write, and your band consented and so I am writing.
No, thank you, only sometimes you can give me a kind thought and good wish.
So thanking you, I am