Accession: F00354
Editorial Title: Mary Baker Eddy to Samuel Putnam Bancroft, January 22, 1875
Author: Mary Baker Eddy 
Recipient: Samuel Putnam Bancroft 
Date: January 22, 1875 - archivist estimate
Manuscript Description: Handwritten by Mary Baker Eddy on stationery embossed with the letter “G.”
Archival Note: This letter is in the collection of Longyear Museum. V03056 is a copy of this letter.
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F00354
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Dear Student,

I am sad sad at your want of practice but think the one principal reason I have discovered. I know it is not in you, that your moral claims are sufficient for success but I have seen in spiritual vision the enemy at work and to day, I learn from Mr. Prescott the whole case. Kennedy is hounding your footsteps He has been going to CambridgeportEditorial Note: Bancroft had been working to establish his Christian Science practice in Cambridgeport, Massachusetts. for weeks past constantly, on the pretence that he has patients there but I know he never visits patients in that way. Where your circulars have gone he has got hold of the minds and turned them away from their purpose to give you a call. Now I have tried to have Pres--t help you and he is interested for you, but Dick's magnetism of mind reaches him and just as he concludes to study he will hear something that turns him away. The fact is, he is the most impressible person to mental influence I about ever saw, and because I have no power to do wrong as Dick has we are not equally matched and so it is with my good students. He injured Ingalls so that Ingalls injured himself to meet him

I am almost tired to death of so much effort made against me and nothing on the right side to weigh in the scale of truth for me and the cause

Now go about your own way dear student but do not stand still, make A stir; go to the sick and heal them if they do not send for you Be meek but dignified in your acts, and work, that is all my want and I know no other for you


Lovingly
Your teacher
M B G

Do not [?]  Unclear or illegible  P. Name in what I write

F00354
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Dear Student,

I am sad sad at your want of practice but think the one principal reason I have discovered. I know it is not in you, that your moral claims are sufficient for success but I have seen in spiritual vision the enemy at work and to day, I learn from Mr. Prescott the whole case. Kennedy is hounding your footsteps He has been going to CambridgeportEditorial Note: Bancroft had been working to establish his Christian Science practice in Cambridgeport, Massachusetts. for weeks past constantly, on the pretence that he has patients there but I know he never visits patients in that way. Where your circulars have gone he has got hold of the minds and turned them away from their purpose to give you a call. Now I have tried to have Pres--t help you and he is interested for you, but Dick's magnetism of mind reaches him and just as he concludes to study he will hear something that turns him away. The fact is, he is the most impressible person to mental influence I about ever saw, and because I have no power to do wrong as Dick has we are not equally matched and so it is with my good students. He injured Ingalls so that Ingalls injured himself to meet him

I am almost tired to death of so much effort made against me and nothing on the right side to weigh in the scale of truth for me and the cause

Now go about your own way dear student but do not stand still, make A stir; go to the sick and heal them if they do not send for you Be meek but dignified in your acts, and work, that is all my want and I know no other for you


Lovingly
Your teacher
M B G

Do not [?]  Unclear or illegible  P. Name in what I write