Letter from Heaven (published). Holstein type. Since 18th century. Printed in US before 1908.

In the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost, as Christ stopped at the Mount, sword or guns, shall stop whoever carries this letter with him! He shall not be damaged through the enemies guns or weapons, God will give strength! that he may not fear robbers or murderers and guns, pistols, sword and musket shall not be hurt through by the cannon of angel Michael. In the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost. God be with you and whosoever carries this letter with him shall be protected against all danger and who does not believe in it may copy it and tie it to the neck of a dog and shoot at him he will see this is true. Whosoever has this letter shall not be taken prisoner nor wounded by enemy. Amen. As true as it is that Jesus Christ died and ascended to heaven and suffered on earth by the living God, the Father, the Son, the Holy Ghost, I pray in the name of Christ's blood, that no ball shall hit me, be it of gold, silver, lead, or metal. God in Heaven may deliver me of all sins in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost.

This letter was found in Holstine, 1724, where it fell from heaven; it was written with Golden letters and moved the Baptism of Madaginery and when they tried to seize it, it disappeared until 1791. That everybody may copy it and communicate it to the world then it is further written, whoever works on Sunday he shall be condemned; neither shall you not work on Sunday but go to church and give the poor of our wealth, for you shall not like the reasonless animal. I command you six days you shall work and on the seventh day you shall listen to the holy word of God, if you do not do so I will punish you with hard times, epidemics and war. I command you that you shall not work too late on Saturday. Let you be rich or poor you shall pray for your sins that they may be forgiven. Do not swear by His name, do not desire gold or silver, do not fear the intrigues of men and be sure as fast as I can crush you. Also be not false with your tongue, respect father and mother, do not bear false witness against your neighbor and I will give you good health and peace, but he who does not will not believe in it he shall not have happiness or blessing. If you do not convert yourself you certainly will be punished at the day of judgment when you cannot account for your sins. Whoever has this letter in his house no lightning shall strike it and whosoever carries this letter shall bring forward fruits, keep my commandments which I have sent you through my angels in the name of my son Jesus Christ.   Amen.

From: Fogel, Edwin M. 1908. "The Himmelsbrief." German American Annals, vol. 10, pp. 297-8. Holstein Himmelsbrief, ". . . a very poor and unsatisfactory translation of probably No. 1629 of Bartsch." Oda reports the Holstein letter (version?) was printed in English at Oley, Pa. about 1917. Guessing 1895 for above.


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