Accession: 284.42.003
Editorial Title: James C. Howard to Mary Baker Eddy, December 8, 1880
Author: James C. Howard 
Recipient: Mary Baker Eddy 
Date: December 8, 1880
Manuscript Description: Handwritten by James C. Howard on lined paper. Howard signs the letter with his nickname, "Ike."
Editorial Note: Howard writes that he has been searching unsuccessfully for two hours for the letter containing Mary Baker Eddy's last address. He says that he will use Eddy's old address and will probably find the missing letter just when he no longer wants it. He tells Eddy that the three patients he had have gone on vacation, and so he has no patients currently. On the last day he gave them Christian Science treatment, he discovered that they'd all previously been patients of "His Majesty Satan the First (Dick)". Howard tells of his struggles to find work and determine what trade he should practice. He writes that he has spent all afternoon washing clothes and wringing them out by hand. He wishes God would pity him and give him a "metaphysical start," and then he would go ahead without worrying about tomorrow and leave all in God's hands. He gives an account of a meeting of the Christian Scientist Association he attended the previous evening, including the fact that he incurred Clara E. Choate's displeasure by blocking her propositions. He closes by sending his kindest regards to the Eddys.
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