Accession: 146.23.006
Editorial Title: James Ackland to Mary Baker Eddy, January 1, 1882
Author: James Ackland 
Recipient: Mary Baker Eddy 
Date: January 1, 1882
Manuscript Description: Handwritten by James Ackland on lined paper from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Editorial Note: Ackland thanks Eddy for her thoughtful letter of December 14, 1881 (L02024Click link to view L02024 document in new window) and for Asa Gilbert Eddy's letter of December 24, 1881 (not extant). He regrets the recent Lynn Rebellion, but he says that principle is before and after person. He mentions that he at least has hope for Miranda R. Rice. Ackland doesn't see any need for anxiety about the possibility of Arthur T. Buswell leaving the Christian Science movement, as some others have done since the Lynn Rebellion. He received a letter on December 1st in which Buswell wrote: "I am constantly exercising the science of 'Life,' 'Truth' & 'Love' as I understand it, in my daily work, often meeting with sickness and sin and treating the same without even letting the sufferer know about the methods." Ackland goes on to say that Buswell writes that the Lynn Rebellion shows "the unknown power of thought," so Ackland believes there is no cause for concern. Ackland also responds that he would be in favor of Eddy giving some lectures in Philadelphia, as she had inquired about in her letter, but that he would not want the responsibility of giving the 'call.' Ackland writes that if the lectures or teachings also included a demonstration of healing, then he believes a good work could be done. He writes that he would do his part, but that he thinks his faith could be stronger.
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