Accession: L02463
Editorial Title: Mary Baker Eddy to Clara E. Choate, January 24, 1879
Author: Mary Baker Eddy 
Recipient: Clara E. Choate 
Date: January 24, 1879
Manuscript Description: Handwritten by Mary Baker Eddy on lined paper.
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My very dear Student,

Yours with the usual pluck came duly and I thank heaven for one such student out of one hundred! I wish you could have been at the meeting at the Tabernacle last Sunday. My subject was "Christ's Coming" and I did twist the cords and make a lash for their backs that cut smoothly I assure you, and as soon as I was done three rose for questions I answered, and beat them every time; one of them said he was satisfied, the others had reason to be for the audience cheered me clapped and stamped and the clergyman told them he should not have that, and commenced saying “that I was "dark as a beetle on some points" and I went to reply to the clergyman but he kept on and the audience called out "let her speak" etc; then Mr. Williams turned to complimenting me but I knew it was all for policy at that time

Now I hear of some patients in Chelsea and wish your husband had your brave fighting faculty for truth; and yet I love his nature so much; if he could stand the test as I do at the front and in the enemy's face I should say Chelsea was a good place for him

I have lectured in parlors 14 years, God calls me now to go before the people in a wider sense. I should think it strange if we can do no better than pay so high in Salem when we can get a better Hall in Boston for 5Editorial Note: $5 in 1879 is the equivalent of $128.34 in 2015. or 6Editorial Note: $6 in 1879 is the equivalent of $154.01 in 2015. dollars per day. Now my brave good girl press on you will be crowned with everlasting laurels and have the battle to fight but once Is not this encouraging? if we master ourself As Written: ouself we shall take a new battle ground and never be called to fight that same battle again

God bless you both Good bye
M B G E.

How is Mrs F? hold on to her and Mrs. Streeter tell them about my success at the Tabernacle

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My very dear Student,

Yours with the usual pluck came duly and I thank heaven for one such student out of one hundred! I wish you could have been at the meeting at the Tabernacle last Sunday. My subject was "Christ's Coming" and I did twist the cords and make a lash for their backs that cut smoothly I assure you, and as soon as I was done three rose for questions I answered, and beat them every time; one of them said he was satisfied, the others had reason to be for the audience cheered me clapped and stamped and the clergyman told them he should not have that, and commenced saying “that I was "dark as a beetle on some points" and I went to reply to the clergyman but he kept on and the audience called out "let her speak" etc; then Mr. Williams turned to complimenting me but I knew it was all for policy at that time

Now I hear of some patients in Chelsea and wish your husband had your brave fighting faculty for truth; and yet I love his nature so much; if he could stand the test as I do at the front and in the enemy's face I should say Chelsea was a good place for him

I have lectured in parlors 14 years, God calls me now to go before the people in a wider sense. I should think it strange if we can do no better than pay so high in Salem when we can get a better Hall in Boston for 5Editorial Note: $5 in 1879 is the equivalent of $128.34 in 2015. or 6Editorial Note: $6 in 1879 is the equivalent of $154.01 in 2015. dollars per day. Now my brave good girl press on you will be crowned with everlasting laurels and have the battle to fight but once Is not this encouraging? if we master ouself Corrected: ourself we shall take a new battle ground and never be called to fight that same battle again

God bless you both Good bye
M B G E.

How is Mrs F? hold on to her and Mrs. Streeter tell them latter about my success at the Tabernacle