Accession: 382.50.012
Editorial Title: Eldridge J. Smith to Mary Baker Eddy, June 19, 1880
Author: Eldridge J. Smith 
Recipient: Mary Baker Eddy 
Date: June 19, 1880
Manuscript Description: Handwritten by Eldridge J. Smith on lined printed stationery that reads in part: "Office of Boardman & Smith, Dealers in Fine Library, Office, and Church Furniture, Etc., Etc." This letter was sent from Washington, D.C.
Editorial Note: Smith tells Mary Baker Eddy that he continues to find comfort and benefit in the perusal of her book, Science and Health. He thanks Eddy for the book and says he believes its teachings are what Jesus Christ taught and practiced. He desires that his life in the future will be more in accord with these teachings. Smith has been a member of a church for some years and has found many good and noble people in the church, but he has not found there what he wants and needs. The church members profess belief in Jesus but deny the power Jesus promised to those who believe, such as healing the sick, etc. Smith has been restored to health and is now able to endure physical and mental labor. He thanks Eddy for this and says he wants to do what he can to assist her in her work. At one point, Eddy, through Daniel Spofford, had sent Smith 24 books (probably copies of Science and Health). He has given most of them away to those he felt would appreciate what is taught in them. He closes the letter by saying it is his sincere wish that God will bless and prosper Eddy in every way.
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