Swedenborg, Emanuel - Helps Madame de Marteville find the lost receipt
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
Death and its Mystery: After Death – Camille Flammarion
The following is an odd episode, taken from the life of Swedenborg:
In 1761, Madame de Marteville, widow of a former Dutch minister to Sweden, received from one of her husband's creditors a demand for the sum of twenty-five thousand Dutch florins. She knew that this had been paid by her husband; to pay it again would have placed her in the greatest straits, would have almost ruined her.
The receipt could not be found. She paid a visit to Swedenborg, and, eight days afterward, saw her husband in a dream.
He showed her the piece of furniture in which the receipt was, together with a hair-pin adorned with twenty diamonds, which she had believed was lost also. This happened at two o'clock in the morning.
Joyful, she rose, and found everything in the spot indicated. She went back to bed, and slept until nine. About eleven o'clock, Monsieur Swedenborg was announced. Before learning anything of what had happened he related that on the previous night, he had seen Monsieur de Marteville's spirit, who had told him that he was going to his widow.