January 8, 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 so.
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 (Leslie R. Stone) 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 (William Stone) 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.