Accession: 579.59.005
Editorial Title: A. J. Swarts to Mary Baker Eddy, July 18, 1884
Author: A. J. Swarts 
Recipient: Mary Baker Eddy 
Date: July 18, 1884
Manuscript Description: Handwritten by A. J. Swarts on lined paper from Chicago, Illinois. Mary Baker Eddy has added metamarks that look like Xs at several points throughout the document.
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Reproduced from the archive of The Mary Baker Eddy Library
Mrs. B. G. Eddy
Boston MassachusettsAs Written:Mass.
My Dear Sister

It is perhaps well for me to follow my promptings to commune with you in this way. My class is in lovely harmony and beauty of spirit. I have some 27 students. beside an average of 8 or 10 each night of varying ones allowed to come a time or two to hear. I could report many items that would interest you but not best to try too much. so will say. I have a truly fine & intelligent class. three lawyers. Three MD’s several members of various churches. Several ex Quakers X

All my class are well unfolded spiritually. Several Mediums belong & I can tell you with Joy they have renounced Mediumship & give no sittings now. only as they tell to anxious As Written: ancious ones the fullness of the new higher truths. or they are true & tell all it is not to be unfounded with Spiritualism or Mediumship. good & no new class I teach can hear me lower the standard. X

They must come up if we harmonize. I have an ally from Milwaukee who will be a power. but a most noble soul is BrotherAs Written:Br. M J McClelland. foreman of the Partridge House. State st. near the Field Leiter. Partridge’s dry goods. He read your booksEditorial Note: Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy. last winter. What a true man he is. He has done much good & healed a fair number. One by Telephone as he told them the child would be “well in thirty minutes” & so it was. His wife is a member also & nice. I have had a good number of patients & so has my wife & best of results attend.

One item of interest was an MD. graduate & his good wife brought a businessman As Written: business man to my class one eveningAs Written:eve. who several doctors As Written: Drs. had given up as incurable & the evening As Written: eve he first came he would not rise from his chair when I asked him to take another seat. In the midst of my lesson I was led to go to him & take him by the hand & tell him to take chair as I saw he was to be cured. The next meeting he also came & none of us knew him at first he acted so well & sprightly. Now he is Joyous & his wife comes & really we are all blessed & happy.

If you feel like writing BrotherAs Written:Br. McClelland do so & make any enquiries you wish. I feel it will be attended with good. I have not & shall not intimate such a thought to him but leave him free. All my students love him. he is so transparent. & says he is “nothing.” He see only Brothers. I wish you could be in hearing at my class when none of us knew it & judge of the true conformity of teaching to your systemEditorial Note: Christian Science. I have nearly mastered your booksEditorial Note: Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy.. but after all it is the oneness with or in God. the understanding that All is Spirit. & then to know what we say & that all means all. Matter is not only in name & then misnamed. & I am getting them to see this. The Tea kettle does not boil. the Sun does not rise or set only as error says so. Perhaps I better write a brief article & send you for insertion in Journal or better possibly in another paper.

Later – I have written as I see it & you can use it as you deem best. or return it to me. I never was or would be a mere Spiritualist. yet I attended many & all kinds of séances As Written: seances & investigated closely & honestly. X

I do not allow Mediumship or its cohorts dragged As Written: draged into the Metaphysics taught in my class. Nor does my wife allow it or its votaries talked in our house. X

I am glad of this & now she is a sworn advocate of the truth as you see & stand in it. She is a clear teacher & time may show you.

I do not pay any attention to the members of your class here as they allowed BrotherAs Written:Br. Morrill to lead them & they met a couple of times & Jangled & quit. We have no time to squander on such as he so entangled in the brush. The bright Church members of my class now at the 6th & 7th lesson say right out it has all come clear as a sunbeam As Written: sun beam that all is Mind & that there is no matter & they have surrendered the personal God.

I have a call to Dubuque Iowa to teach a class & shall perhaps respond some time in full. If I go there & the Editress res. there gets up the class they will be such as are able to visit your college afterwards & they will have means & as she is liberal they will be of the hopeful soil.

19th I just received the “TravelerEditorial Note: Boston Traveler” with article by Bushwell. Thanks.

I felt a little alienated from you when you refused to reply to me about “Journal” to my students. or to send Curriculum As Written: Cariculem I would like it. I asked if any discount on Journal to an agent – A paper in this interest can easily be started in ChicagoAs Written:Chic. Some of my students may go to take your lessons in Obstetric.

I enclose 50 ctsEditorial Note: $.50 in 1884 is the equivalent of $13.84 in 2017. in stamps for which please send me the teacher’s As Written: teachers book. like you used – the chapters on Recapitulation. Wishing you abundant success

Very truly yours
A J Swarts
579.59.005
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Reproduced from the archive of The Mary Baker Eddy Library
Mrs. B. G. Eddy
Boston Mass.Expanded:Massachusetts
My Dear Sister

It is perhaps well for me to follow my promptings to commune with you in this way. My class is in lovely harmony and beauty of spirit. I have some 27 students. beside an average of 8 or 10 each night of varying ones allowed to come a time or two to hear. I could report many items that would interest you but not best to try too much. so will say. I have a truly fine & intelligent class. three lawyers. Three MD’s several members of various churches. Several ex Quakers X

All my class are well unfolded spiritually. Several Mediums belong & I can tell you with Joy they have renounced Mediumship & give no sittings now. only as they tell to ancious Corrected: anxious ones the fullness of the new higher truths. or they are true & tell all it is not to be unfounded with Spiritualism or Mediumship. good & no new class I teach can hear me lower the standard. X

They must come up if we harmonize. I have an ally from Milwaukee who will be a power. but a most noble soul is Br.Expanded:Brother M J McClelland. foreman of the Partridge House. State st. near the Field Leiter. Partridge’s dry goods. He read your booksEditorial Note: Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy. last winter. What a true man he is. He has done much good & healed a fair number. One by Telephone as he told them the child would be “well in thirty minutes” & so it was. His wife is a member also & nice. I have had a good number of patients & so has my wife & best of results attend.

One item of interest was an MD. graduate & his good wife brought a business man Corrected: businessman to my class one eve.Expanded:evening who several Drs. Corrected: doctors had given up as incurable & the eve Corrected: evening he first came he would not rise from his chair when I asked him to take another seat. In the midst of my lesson I was led to go to him & take him by the hand & tell him to take chair as I saw he was to be cured. The next meeting he also came & none of us knew him at first he acted so well & sprightly. Now he is Joyous & his wife comes & really we are all blessed & happy.

If you feel like writing Br.Expanded:Brother McClelland do so & make any enquiries you wish. I feel it will be attended with good. I have not & shall not intimate such a thought to him but leave him free. All my students love him. he is so transparent. & says he is “nothing.” He see only Brothers. I wish you could be in hearing at my class when none of us knew it & judge of the true conformity of teaching to your systemEditorial Note: Christian Science. I have nearly mastered your booksEditorial Note: Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy.. but after all it is the oneness with or in God. the understanding that All is Spirit. & then to know what we say & that all means all. Matter is not only in name & then misnamed. & I am getting them to see this. The Tea kettle does not boil. the Sun does not rise or set only as error says so. Perhaps I better write a brief article & send you for insertion in Journal or better possibly in another paper.

Later – I have written as I see it & you can use it as you deem best. or return it to me. I never was or would be a mere Spiritualist. yet I attended many & all kinds of seances Corrected: séances & investigated closely & honestly. X

I do not allow Mediumship or its cohorts draged Corrected: dragged into the Metaphysics taught in my class. Nor does my wife allow it or its votaries talked in our house. X

I am glad of this & now she is a sworn advocate of the truth as you see & stand in it. She is a clear teacher & time may show you.

I do not pay any attention to the members of your class here as they allowed Br.Expanded:Brother Morrill to lead them & they met a couple of times & Jangled & quit. We have no time to squander on such as he so entangled in the brush. The bright Church members of my class now at the 6th & 7th lesson say right out it has all come clear as a sun beam Corrected: sunbeam that all is Mind & that there is no matter & they have surrendered the personal God.

I have a call to Dubuque Iowa to teach a class & shall perhaps respond some time in full. If I go there & the Editress res. there gets up the class they will be such as are able to visit your college afterwards & they will have means & as she is liberal they will be of the hopeful soil.

19th I just received the “TravelerEditorial Note: Boston Traveler” with article by Bushwell. Thanks.

I felt a little alienated from you when you refused to reply to me about “Journal” to my students. or to send Cariculem Corrected: Curriculum I would like it. I asked if any discount on Journal to an agent – A paper in this interest can easily be started in Chic.Expanded:Chicago Some of my students may go to take your lessons in Obstetric.

I enclose 50 ctsEditorial Note: $.50 in 1884 is the equivalent of $13.84 in 2017. in stamps for which please send me the teachers Corrected: teacher’s book. like you used – the chapters on Recapitulation. Wishing you abundant success

Very truly yours
A J Swarts
 
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