Accession: 025A.10.023
Editorial Title: Clara E. Choate to Mary Baker Eddy, February 17, 1882
Author: Clara E. Choate 
Recipient: Mary Baker Eddy 
Date: February 17, 1882
Manuscript Description: Handwritten by Clara E. Choate on lined paper.
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025A.10.023
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My Dear Dear Teacher

Having a few moments of spare time will drop a line even though my letters are numerous for I know you must be so glad to hear from home especially anything good, and when we are at work and accomplishing something in the right direction, and this I feel assured I must be doing for I am selling booksEditorial Note: Choate was selling copies of Mary Baker Eddy’s book, Science and Health., having new patients & students and getting more hearers to our Thursday meetings and seeing more interest generally in Christian Science than I have seen for a long time. I for one feel that this is because we are working right and mastering error as we have not done before and the bookEditorial Note: Science and Health by Mary Baker Eddy. is doing a great missionary labor for us all. I often feel you and am sure your thought is resting on me and all the good you have done me in time past is not lost as you will sometime know if not now. I do think the audience were pleased and very much interested over what I talked to them for no one else would say a word except Mrs. Meader who always speaks beautifully. Mrs. Fuller was present and is getting straightened out. I guess after some severe struggles I would like so much to see you but will wait & work hoping and knowing that all my efforts will meet your highest approval for to me this is the only reward except from God that seems worth winning.

I have so much to do. Will As Written: will close. The Church meet here Sunday and I do wish we could listen to one of those lovely & inspired sermons from you.

Good night from

your loving student

Clara E. Choate

Regards to the Dr.Editorial Note: Asa Gilbert Eddy. Eddy did not have a medical degree, but in the nineteenth century, persons practicing various “healing arts” were often called “doctor.”    

[Included with letter of February 17, 1882:]

Feb. 19, 82

Beloved Teacher

I left this till now for I wanted to add a line more and I fear my letters are too frequent. All is going on as usual if not better so far as I know & today we had a goodly number present and all seemed very much interested. Mrs. Whiting led the meeting and we had some excellent singing. It is now proposed to hold a morning service every Sunday at my rooms and the afternoon service in Charlestown and all the Church members that are interested seem to favor this movement. I did not propose it but shall try it and see if it works well and if it does shall continue. You cannot think how hard we few are working to have everything go on smoothly & increase the interest in all directions. Mrs. Whiting seems the only one that draws back in this move & Mrs. Day does not come where we are. She owes us all calls. And now dear darling way off among strangers how are you? Happy  As Written: happy & hopeful, I wish I could send you some bit of comfort to cheer you but hope all discomfort will be forgotten in a joyful home returning.

I have many a cross and many a trial but am learning to bear more patiently and learn others so to do. I commence another Class tomorrow morn and in the afternoon we students commence reading your bookEditorial Note: Science and Health by Mary Baker Eddy. and explaining it one to the other, and so every move I can make to help to bind or combine interest & love I shall work faithfully over and hope when you come again you will find us at work.

I asked Mr. Smith about the Lynn paperEditorial Note: The Lynn Union and he does not know whether the resolutionsEditorial Note: See document L09058. Mary Baker Eddy had asked Clara E. Choate (in L04087) to send a copy of The Lynn Union containing the “Resolutions” of members of the Christian Scientist Association.  are published or not &, well, oh! dear! I wish I could do everything it would be easier than making others do it.

I will send them as soon as I get them. Please write when you can. With best love and regards for the Dr.Editorial Note: Asa Gilbert Eddy. Eddy did not have a medical degree, but in the nineteenth century, persons practicing various “healing arts” were often called “doctor.”

I am ever your loving
Student
Clara E. Choate

Mr. Choate sends regards.

025A.10.023
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My Dear Dear Teacher

Having a few moments of spare time will drop a line even though my letters are numerous for I know you must be so glad to hear from home especially anything good, and when we are at work and accomplishing something in the right direction, and this I feel assured I must be doing for I am selling booksEditorial Note: Choate was selling copies of Mary Baker Eddy’s book, Science and Health., having new patients & students and getting more hearers to our Thursday meetings and seeing more interest generally in Christian Science than I have seen for a long time. I for one feel that this is because we are working right and mastering error as we have not done before and the bookEditorial Note: Science and Health by Mary Baker Eddy. is doing a great missionary labor for us all. I often feel you and am sure your thought is resting on me and all the good you have done me in time past is not lost as you will sometime know if not now. I do think the audience were pleased and very much interested over what I talked to them for no one else would say a word except Mrs. Meader who always speaks beautifully. Mrs. Fuller was present and is getting straightened out. I guess after some severe struggles I would like so much to see you but will wait & work hoping and knowing that all my efforts will meet your highest approval for to me this is the only reward except from God that seems worth winning.

I have so much to do. will Corrected: Will close. The Church meet here Sunday and I do wish we could listen to one of those lovely & inspired sermons from you.

Good night from

your loving student

Clara E. Choate

Regards to the Dr.Editorial Note: Asa Gilbert Eddy. Eddy did not have a medical degree, but in the nineteenth century, persons practicing various “healing arts” were often called “doctor.”    

[Included with letter of February 17, 1882:]

Feb. 19, 82

Beloved Teacher

I left this till now for I wanted to add a line more and I fear my letters are too frequent. All is going on as usual if not better so far as I know & today we had a goodly number present and all seemed very much interested. Mrs. Whiting led the meeting and we had some excellent singing. It is now proposed to hold a morning service every Sunday at my rooms and the afternoon service in Charlestown and all the Church members that are interested seem to favor this movement. I did not propose it but shall try it and see if it works well and if it does shall continue. You cannot think how hard we few are working to have everything go on smoothly & increase the interest in all directions. Mrs. Whiting seems the only one that draws back in this move & Mrs. Day does not come where we are. She owes us all calls. And now dear darling way off among strangers how are you? happy Corrected: Happy  & hopeful, I wish I could send you some bit of comfort to cheer you but hope all discomfort will be forgotten in a joyful home returning.

I have many a cross and many a trial but am learning to bear more patiently and learn others so to do. I commence another Class tomorrow morn and in the afternoon we students commence reading your bookEditorial Note: Science and Health by Mary Baker Eddy. and explaining it one to the other, and so every move I can make to help to bind or combine interest & love I shall work faithfully over and hope when you come again you will find us at work.

I asked Mr. Smith about the Lynn paperEditorial Note: The Lynn Union and he does not know whether the resolutionsEditorial Note: See document L09058. Mary Baker Eddy had asked Clara E. Choate (in L04087) to send a copy of The Lynn Union containing the “Resolutions” of members of the Christian Scientist Association.  are published or not &, well, oh! dear! I wish I could do everything it would be easier than making others do it.

I will send them as soon as I get them. Please write when you can. With best love and regards for the Dr.Editorial Note: Asa Gilbert Eddy. Eddy did not have a medical degree, but in the nineteenth century, persons practicing various “healing arts” were often called “doctor.”

I am ever your loving
Student
Clara E. Choate

Mr. Choate sends regards.