Accession: L02047
Editorial Title: Mary Baker Eddy to Eldridge J. Smith, March 17, 1877
Author: Mary Baker Eddy 
Recipient: Eldridge J. Smith 
Date: March 17, 1877 - archivist estimate
Manuscript Description: Handwritten by Mary Baker Eddy on lined paper.
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Your letterEditorial Note: This letter is not extant. as usual was highly welcome and I am cheered by such noble positions taken by a few. Yes a few are looking and walking heavenward, and "the way is straight and narrow"Matt 7:14 Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it. A peculiar circumstance in connection with your letterEditorial Note: See Smith's letter to Eddy from February 12, 1877 (382.50.005)., prior to the last, I will name in this. You referredAs Written:refered to the death of your wife's sister in the main portion of that letter and afterwards added in pencillings the request for me to think of her but those words I never saw until yesterday so you perceive I did not do as you requested I have decided at last on a subject that has exercised me somewhat to know the right in the case, but my own failing health has decided it, or rather my sympathy with others beliefs instead of any belief of my own that has been preying on me for the past six months

The question decided is, not to take any more invalid students.[*]Editorial Note: It became Eddy's general practice to not accept people who were ill into her classes until they had been healed. If they desire to study before they are healed my husband will take them as students and treat them for the same tuition I have taught them They can employ a student to heal them and afterward come to me and learn how to heal others or go to him as stated.

Hoping most sincerely for your welfare I am

Truly and Respectfully
M B Glover Eddy
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Your letterEditorial Note: This letter is not extant. as usual was highly welcome and I am cheered by such noble positions taken by a few. Yes a few are looking and walking heavenward, and "the way is straight and narrow"Matt 7:14 Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it. A peculiar circumstance in connection with your letterEditorial Note: See Smith's letter to Eddy from February 12, 1877 (382.50.005)., prior to the last, I will name in this. You referedCorrected:referred to the death of your wife's sister in the main portion of that letter and afterwards added in pencillings the request for me to think of her but those words I never saw until yesterday so you perceive I did not do as you requested I have decided at last on a subject that has exercised me somewhat to know the right in the case, but my own failing health has decided it, or rather my sympathy with others beliefs instead of any belief of my own that has been preying on me for the past six months

The question decided is, not to take any more invalid students.[*]Editorial Note: It became Eddy's general practice to not accept people who were ill into her classes until they had been healed. If they desire to study before they are healed my husband will take them as students and treat them for the same tuition I have taught them They can employ a student to heal them and afterward come to me and learn how to heal others or go to him as stated.

Hoping most sincerely for your welfare I am

Truly and Respectfully
M B Glover Eddy