Ulysses S Grant, President of the United States
Ulysses S. Grant, born April 27, 1822, and died, July 23, 1885, was the 18th President of the United States (1869–1877). In 1865, as Commanding General, Grant led the Union Army to victory over the Confederacy in the American Civil War. He then implemented Congressional Reconstruction, often at odds with President Andrew Johnson. Twice elected president, Grant led the Republicans in their effort to remove the vestiges of Confederate nationalism and slavery, protect African American citizenship, and defeat the Ku Klux Klan.
Below is one spirit communication receivded from President Grant by the medium, James E. Padgett
Spirit Communication received: October 19th, 1915
Received by: James E. Padgett
I am General Grant.
I was the President of your country and also the General of the Federal armies.
Well, I want to say that I am in a condition of
comparative happiness, but not entirely relieved from my darkness or
sufferings. I had a great many sins to answer for and many penalties to
pay, and during the years since my death I have suffered much and
experienced great darkness. But thanks be to God, I am emerging from
these conditions and am having my spiritual eyes opened to the truths of
God and the necessity of obtaining His Love and Favor.
As you may know, when on earth I attended the
Methodist Church, but my religious knowledge was merely that which comes
from an assent of the mind to certain propositions, or rather
doctrines, of the church. I knew nothing of the soul development or of
the Divine Love, or of any of those attributes of the Father which were
necessary to my becoming a redeemed spirit and an accepted child of God.
I am in the Second Sphere, where are many of my old
comrades in arms, and many who were antagonistic in the great War of the
Rebellion. But we are no longer enemies, for we have obtained
sufficient Love to become friends, and to know that war and hatred and
murder are not in accord with God’s laws, or approved by Him; and we are
now seeking only Love, and trying to apply the Golden Rule in our lives
Well, I am somewhat surprised that I can communicate
with you in this way, for while I have attended some séances and made my
presence known in other ways and by other manifestations, I never
before had the opportunity to do so by this method of writing; and I
must say, it is the most satisfactory of my experiences.
As this is my first appearance, and coming without an
invitation, though some of your band which is here signified their
assent, I do not feel that I should longer intrude.
Well, I have been interested in this great and bloody
war, and have visited the scenes of many battles and the headquarters
of the officers of both sides, and have heard their plans discussed, and
have learned what their expectations were. It is rather early in the
game to form an opinion as to the outcome, but judging from the facts,
as I have been able to gather them, and from the conditions of the
armies and means of carrying on the war, of both sides, I am rather
inclined to think the Allies will win. This I say in a perfectly
unbiased way, as I have no bias or prejudice for either side. But this I
do know: that no human being can at all estimate the great injury that
will be done to the various countries or to the progress of the human
race in the things material.
But God rules, and the right will prevail, as
Sometime later, if agreeable, I will write
you further on this matter.
I will now say good night.
U. S. Grant
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