Accession: L02051
Editorial Title: Mary Baker Eddy to Eldridge J. Smith, March 19, 1879
Author: Mary Baker Eddy 
Recipient: Eldridge J. Smith 
Date: March 19, 1879 - archivist estimate
Manuscript Description: Handwritten by Mary Baker Eddy.
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Dear Sir,

I have not heard from you for a long time and am anxious to get word from you for several reasons which I will communicate as soon as I am satisfied you get my letter I have sent you several papers but have not heard whether you ever received them. I have lectured all winter in Boston every Sunday afternoon, some may name it preaching, but a name is nothing. I first went into the pulpit of a Methodist society, the meetings had just commenced in a church that was for sale, they had no funds and but about a dozen members. I built up a large audience gave my services and paid my own expenses contingent. At the close of four months constant attendance the clergyman thought he could do without me and get up a revivalAs Written:revial on his own premises of belief -- He tried it, I left quietly, but he did not succeed and many of the hearers followed me to my present place of Worship at the Parker Memorial Building. I have lately had a letter from him asking urgently for me to return and help him again but I have declined. We have services every Sunday at Fraternity Hall in the aforesaid Building. How much I should enjoy seeing you there. The cause is prospering again, rising up slowly from the awful blow of malice and falsehoods dealt it last Autumn -- in which two of my students (one, my dear husband) were so shockingly belied and I draggedAs Written:draged into the newspaper articles. It was got up by Spofford to stop the sale of my Book after I took from him the license to sell it because of some shocking immorality and his broken agreement; and to revenge on Dr. Arens for suing him for a debt. My husband became publisher of the second edition of my work and it had been issued but about a week when the blow fell. You have seen the utter vindication of them no doubt

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M B Glover Eddy
L02051
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Dear Sir,

I have not heard from you for a long time and am anxious to get word from you for several reasons which I will communicate as soon as I am satisfied you get my letter I have sent you several papers but have not heard whether you ever received them. I have lectured all winter in Boston every Sunday afternoon, some may name it preaching, but a name is nothing. I first went into the pulpit of a Methodist society, the meetings had just commenced in a church that was for sale, they had no funds and but about a dozen members. I built up a large audience gave my services and paid my own expenses contingent. At the close of four months constant attendance the clergyman thought he could do without me and get up a revialCorrected:revival on his own premises of belief -- He tried it, I left quietly, but he did not succeed and many of the hearers followed me to my present place of Worship at the Parker Memorial Building. I have lately had a letter from him asking urgently for me to return and help him again but I have declined. We have services every Sunday at Fraternity Hall in the aforesaid Building. How much I should enjoy seeing you there. The cause is prospering again, rising up slowly from the awful blow of malice and falsehoods dealt it last Autumn -- in which two of my students (one, my dear husband) were so shockingly belied and I dragedCorrected:dragged into the newspaper articles. It was got up by Spofford to stop the sale of my Book after I took from him the license to sell it because of some shocking immorality and his broken agreement; and to revenge on Dr. Arens for suing him for a debt. My husband became publisher of the second edition of my work and it had been issued but about a week when the blow fell. You have seen the utter vindication of them no doubt

Please write
M B Glover Eddy