Accession: L02474
Editorial Title: Mary Baker Eddy to Clara E. Choate, October 6, 1879
Author: Mary Baker Eddy 
Recipient: Clara E. Choate 
Date: October 6, 1879 - archivist estimate
Manuscript Description: Handwritten by Mary Baker Eddy on lined paper.
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Mrs. Dr.Editorial Note: Choate did not have the degree of MD, but in the nineteenth century, persons engaged in various “healing arts” were often referred to as “Doctor.” C. E. Choate
Dear Student,

Your letterEditorial Note: This letter is not extant. to the Dr.Editorial Note: Asa Gilbert Eddy. Asa Gilbert Eddy did not have the degree of MD, but in the nineteenth century, persons engaged in various “healing arts” were often referred to as “Doctor.” is before me, in his absence I open his letters lest there be something important. You did right to inform us, but I would recommend that with the accumulating weights that hang over us you make no strong, or weak enemy, and if you find any one practicing in its nameEditorial Note: Christian Science, as of old, let them go on without any objectionMark 9:38 ¶And John answered him, saying, Master, we saw one casting out devils in thy name, and he followeth not us: and we forbad him, because he followeth not us. Mark 9:39 But Jesus said, Forbid him not: for there is no man which shall do a miracle in my name, that can lightly speak evil of me. Mark 9:40 For he that is not against us is on our part. Luke 9:49 ¶And John answered and said, Master, we saw one casting out devils in thy name; and we forbad him, because he followeth not with us. Luke 9:50 And Jesus said unto him, Forbid him not: for he that is not against us is for us. farther than to say. "I have never known they were students of Metaphysical ScienceEditorial Note: Christian Science and the works or fruits are what we judge of the tree byMatt 7:15 ¶Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. Matt 7:16 Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles? Matt 7:17 Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit. Matt 7:18 A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit. Matt 7:19 Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire. Matt 7:20 Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them. Luke 6:43 For a good tree bringeth not forth corrupt fruit; neither doth a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit. Luke 6:44 For every tree is known by his own fruit. For of thorns men do not gather figs, nor of a bramble bush gather they grapes. ". As my unrequited labors bring the scienceEditorial Note: Christian Science into repute, many will come in its nameMatt 24:5 For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many. Mark 13:5 And Jesus answering them began to say, Take heed lest any man deceive you: Mark 13:6 For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many. Luke 21:7 And they asked him, saying, Master, but when shall these things be? and what sign will there be when these things shall come to pass? Luke 21:8 And he said, Take heed that ye be not deceived: for many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and the time draweth near: go ye not therefore after them. , and if your demonstration is seen to exceed others, they will claim, of course, they practice as you do. Never mind all this ― time tells the true story of us all. "Here is the patience of the saintsRev 14:12 Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus. "

Yesterday Miss. D. Atkinson of Brown Square NewburyportEditorial Note: Newburyport, Massachusetts wroteEditorial Note: This letter is not extant. for my husband to recommend a ScientistEditorial Note: Christian Scientist to a patient in that city, the landlady or rather hostess of the Hotel where she boards, who has a belief of severe and acute falling of the womb or prolapsus uteri We thought to reply ― that you was in the field and we could recommend you as a Christian Scientist, have sent this answerEditorial Note: This letter is not extant.. Will you please write to Miss. D. Atkinson address as aforesaid ― saying, we have written you on the subject, and ask her if they desire to employEditorial Note: This refers to the possibility of Clara E. Choate being “employed” as a Christian Science healer. you? If you think it important to see her once, you can say so in your reply, but they want to be treated As Written: treatted absentlyEditorial Note: Christian Science healers give Christian Science treatment through prayer to both patients who are present with the healer and those who are not in the same location as the healer (known as "absent treatment")..

We are glad to learn of you and your husband prospering. May God guide and bless you all.

My husband is gone to day and I reply to his letters that require immediate answers.

Affectionately Yours
M B. Glover Eddy
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Mrs. Dr.Editorial Note: Choate did not have the degree of MD, but in the nineteenth century, persons engaged in various “healing arts” were often referred to as “Doctor.” C. E. Choate
Dear Student,

Your letterEditorial Note: This letter is not extant. to the Dr.Editorial Note: Asa Gilbert Eddy. Asa Gilbert Eddy did not have the degree of MD, but in the nineteenth century, persons engaged in various “healing arts” were often referred to as “Doctor.” is before me, in his absence I open his letters lest there be something important. You did right to inform us, but I would recommend that with the accumulating weights that hang over us you make no strong, or weak enemy, and if you find any one practicing in its nameEditorial Note: Christian Science, as of old, let them go on without any objectionMark 9:38 ¶And John answered him, saying, Master, we saw one casting out devils in thy name, and he followeth not us: and we forbad him, because he followeth not us. Mark 9:39 But Jesus said, Forbid him not: for there is no man which shall do a miracle in my name, that can lightly speak evil of me. Mark 9:40 For he that is not against us is on our part. Luke 9:49 ¶And John answered and said, Master, we saw one casting out devils in thy name; and we forbad him, because he followeth not with us. Luke 9:50 And Jesus said unto him, Forbid him not: for he that is not against us is for us. farther than to say. "I have never known they were students of Metaphysical ScienceEditorial Note: Christian Science and the works or fruits are what we judge of the tree byMatt 7:15 ¶Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. Matt 7:16 Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles? Matt 7:17 Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit. Matt 7:18 A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit. Matt 7:19 Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire. Matt 7:20 Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them. Luke 6:43 For a good tree bringeth not forth corrupt fruit; neither doth a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit. Luke 6:44 For every tree is known by his own fruit. For of thorns men do not gather figs, nor of a bramble bush gather they grapes. ". As my unrequited labors bring the scienceEditorial Note: Christian Science into repute, many will come in its nameMatt 24:5 For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many. Mark 13:5 And Jesus answering them began to say, Take heed lest any man deceive you: Mark 13:6 For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many. Luke 21:7 And they asked him, saying, Master, but when shall these things be? and what sign will there be when these things shall come to pass? Luke 21:8 And he said, Take heed that ye be not deceived: for many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and the time draweth near: go ye not therefore after them. , and if your demonstration is seen to exceed others, they will claim, of course, they practice as you do. Never mind all this ― time tells the true story of us all. "Here is the patience of the saintsRev 14:12 Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus. "

Yesterday Miss. D. Atkinson of Brown Square NewburyportEditorial Note: Newburyport, Massachusetts wroteEditorial Note: This letter is not extant. for my husband to recommend a ScientistEditorial Note: Christian Scientist to a patient in that city, and the landlady or rather hostess of the Hotel where she boards, who has a belief of severe and acute falling of the womb or prolapsus uteri We thought to reply ― that you was in the field and we could recommend you as a Christian Scientist, have sent this answerEditorial Note: This letter is not extant.. Will you please write to Miss. D. Atkinson address as aforesaid ― saying, we have written you on the subject, and asking her if they desire to employEditorial Note: This refers to the possibility of Clara E. Choate being “employed” as a Christian Science healer. you? If you think it important to see her once, you can say so in your reply, but they want to be treatted Corrected: treated absentlyEditorial Note: Christian Science healers give Christian Science treatment through prayer to both patients who are present with the healer and those who are not in the same location as the healer (known as "absent treatment")..

We are glad to learn of you and your husband prospering. May God guide and bless you all.

My husband is gone to day and I reply to his letters that require immediate answers.

Affectionately Yours
M B. Glover Eddy