Accession: 025A.10.026
Editorial Title: Clara E. Choate to Mary Baker Eddy, March 11, 1882
Author: Clara E. Choate 
Recipient: Mary Baker Eddy 
Date: March 11, 1882
Manuscript Description: Handwritten by Clara E. Choate on embossed lined paper.
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My Beloved Teacher

My Best Friend

Both of your letters are received, the one Feb 28Click link to view L02499 document in new window & the one addressed Baltimore and am I not happy over them! The stars will glow and my heart goes out in love that you do see how truly I am trying to do my duty and do it unselfishly even as you have taught us and the MasterEditorial Note: Jesus Christ commands us. Mrs. Meader has sent you a letter saying she will study also Mrs. Manly & there are some others but I will not promise in these times of seeming change but this I can promise that "Science & Health" has never been read by more lovely & Christian minds than now, and there never was more eagerness to know this truth than now so you must cheer up and press on for there is no other to do the work that you and you alone must do for God has said it. Boston shall yet know who & what you are, aye even this whole world must know it in time and the little I am doing will help I know and this is the question. I am faithful even for in public & private I do tell who the Demons are and of their evil work and I can now see that all my advance has been made since I took so strong a position to denounce them in their hellish course and it is this question & this alone that decides the going on fast or slow of every Student and if they one and all had taken & would take the rules that you so lovingly and so fearlessly and so faithfully have laid down for them & the MasterEditorial Note: Jesus Christ has laid down for all we should now be years ahead of where we are. All this you long have known but as I among the rest are just waking up to it perhaps you will rejoice that your labor is not all in vain nor your persistent struggles all for naught.

Our last Thursday meeting was a great success tho the day was stormy yet I had an audience of 75 and sold BooksEditorial Note: Copies of Science and Health by Mary Baker Eddy. etc. and all agreed it was the best lecture yet given and I stood up the rooms were so full and this was a great victory to me. My last meeting in LawrenceEditorial Note: Lawrence, Massachusetts was also a grand success & more is yet to follow. Our Monday reading by the StudentsEditorial Note: Choate was holding meetings on Mondays with Christian Science students to read aloud from, and discuss Mary Baker Eddy's book, Science and Health. is a splendid thing bringing out thought & work as never before since I have been with you. Oh if they had listened to me long ago you would now be with us but all is for the best I try to think. This morning I talked to about thirty and Mrs. Davis & Sprague tell me I improve every day or time I speak & I reply why do you not follow and do likewise. Dear Teacher, I am so humble and patient, more than ever before and I could not be proud nor do I feel other than glad that truth is gaining and you my darling will yet be justified & recognized in this age the Lamb of GodJohn 1:29 ¶The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world. . Now dear will you please send me word when you can be home for soon I want to get out cards [?] Unclear or illegible for the reception and must know a fortnight before so as to have everything go off splendid!!!

I paid H. P. Smith $60.00Editorial Note: $60.00 in 1882 is the equivalent of $1513.77 in 2016. for the last 20 BooksEditorial Note: Copies of Science and Health by Mary Baker Eddy. and still owe you for the 12. I shall soon have to get more for I am selling them rapidly. I have a little bank stock on hand that I shall put in the bank this week.

My third Class is through & I shall ere long have another but all that will come to you I prefer would do so for I am overrun with practice. My rooms are full every morning. Mr. Choate has located in Providence R. I. and I hope ere long to get an opening to talk there also in other places. It is Sunday eve and I am alone with Warren so I enjoy the eve with you. Dear Alice was here this morn & sends love also the others. I keep Mrs. Woodbury at work over certain ones & hope to accomplish something. The stamp of many remains slightly in the wax. I must now close with ever increasing reverence & love for my or our darling Teacher from her own Student

P. S. Give love to all and don't forget the reception & let me know as soon as you can the day it is.

Truly

CEC

025A.10.026
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My Beloved Teacher

My Best Friend

Both of your letters are received, the one Feb 28Click link to view L02499 document in new window & the one addressed Baltimore and am I not happy over them! The stars will glow and my heart goes out in love that you do see how truly I am trying to do my duty and do it unselfishly even as you have taught us and the MasterEditorial Note: Jesus Christ commands us. Mrs. Meader has sent you a letter saying she will study also Mrs. Manly & there are some others but I will not promise in these times of seeming change but this I can promise that "Science & Health" has never been read by more lovely & Christian minds than now, and there never was more eagerness to know this truth than now so you must cheer up and press on for there is no other to do the work that you and you alone must do for God has said it. Boston shall yet know who & what you are, aye even this whole world must know it in time and the little I am doing will help I know and this is the question. I am faithful even for in public & private I do tell who the Demons are and of their evil work and I can now see that all my advance has been made since I took so strong a position to denounce them in their hellish course and it is this question & this alone that decides the going on fast or slow of every Student and if they one and all had taken & would take the rules that you so lovingly and so fearlessly and so faithfully have laid down for them & the MasterEditorial Note: Jesus Christ has laid down for all we should now be years ahead of where we are. All this you long have known but as I among the rest are just waking up to it perhaps you will rejoice that your labor is not all in vain nor your persistent struggles all for naught.

Our last Thursday meeting was a great success tho the day was stormy yet I had an audience of 75 and sold BooksEditorial Note: Copies of Science and Health by Mary Baker Eddy. etc. and all agreed it was the best lecture yet given and I stood up the rooms were so full and this was a great victory to me. My last meeting in LawrenceEditorial Note: Lawrence, Massachusetts was also a grand success & more is yet to follow. Our Monday reading by the StudentsEditorial Note: Choate was holding meetings on Mondays with Christian Science students to read aloud from, and discuss Mary Baker Eddy's book, Science and Health. is a splendid thing bringing out thought & work as never before since I have been with you. Oh if they had listened to me long ago you would now be with us but all is for the best I try to think. This morning I talked to about thirty and Mrs. Davis & Sprague tell me I improve every day or time I speak & I reply why do you not follow and do likewise. Dear Teacher, I am so humble and patient, more than ever before and I could not be proud nor do I feel other than glad that truth is gaining and you my darling will yet be justified & recognized in at this age the Lamb of GodJohn 1:29 ¶The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world. . Now dear will you please send me word when you can be home for soon I want to get out cards [?] Unclear or illegible for the reception and must know a fortnight before so as to have everything go off splendid!!!

I paid H. P. Smith $60.00Editorial Note: $60.00 in 1882 is the equivalent of $1513.77 in 2016. for the last 20 BooksEditorial Note: Copies of Science and Health by Mary Baker Eddy. and still owe you for the 12. I shall soon have to get more for I am selling them rapidly. I have a little bank stock on hand that I shall put in the bank this week.

My third Class is through & I shall ere long have another but all that will come to you I prefer would do so for I am overrun with practice. My rooms are full every morning. Mr. Choate has located in Providence R. I. and I hope ere long to get an opening to talk there also in other places. It is Sunday eve and I am alone with Warren so I enjoy the eve with you. Dear Alice was here this morn & sends love also the others. I keep Mrs. Woodbury at work over certain ones & hope to accomplish something. The stamp of many remains slightly in the wax. I must now close with ever increasing reverence & love for my or our darling Teacher from her own Student

P. S. Give love to all and don't forget the reception & let me know as soon as you can the day it is.

Truly

CEC