Accession: L02476B
Editorial Title: Mary Baker Eddy to Clara E. Choate, June 24, 1880
Author: Mary Baker Eddy 
Recipient: Clara E. Choate 
Scribe: Asa Gilbert Eddy 
Date: June 24, 1880
Manuscript Description: Handwritten by Mary Baker Eddy on lined paper
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Mrs. Choate,

When I saw the necessity of our going awayEditorial Note: Mary Baker Eddy and Asa Gilbert Eddy spent July and August of 1880 in Concord, New Hampshire. I went to you, and not to your enemies and asked you what I should do about the rent that we held togetherEditorial Note: Mary Baker Eddy and Asa Gilbert Eddy had been living at 551 Shawmut Avenue in Boston. This property had been leased by George and Clara Choate with the understanding that Mary Baker Eddy and Asa Gilbert Eddy would also live there and contribute to the rent. Clara Choate and her son Warren lived there with the Eddys, as George Choate was at the time living in Bethel, Maine, attempting to establish himself as a Christian Science practitioner (healer).; You told me what would satisfy you and I sat about doing it even went to Lynn to see if the students would do as you said hire my rent of you even offered to let my carpets for hall and stairs remain down for you. I found them ready to do it But you changed from your own proposal and went to others to publish our business that you are under oath not to do, to injure a ScientistEditorial Note: Christian Scientist or join issue with the enemies of your peace from whom I and my husband have had to defend even the lives of yourself and child But even after what you have said and done we can still forgive, and hereby I ask you once more what will satisfy you about our staying or going this was all talked over and arranged by you and us before we passed papers and it was arranged for just such an hour as this and yet you are making all this trouble over it now Answer now after you hear this letter shall we stay or shall we go? and never bring it up again.

Under all the circumstances in which the causeEditorial Note: The Cause of Christian Science. is involved do you wish us to stay, when we can secure the rent we pay you and it will be paid by the ScientistsEditorial Note: Christian Scientists?

You will learn sometime it is not wise to give the enemy this triumph over yourselfEditorial Note: yourself and christian scienceEditorial Note: Christian Science

N. B.Editorial Note: Nota Bene I deliver this by letter because of your temper and I do not wish to give you opportunity to sin or to insult me again without the slightest cause before this you have Mary Baker Eddy justified the course I am taking and said to me in the presence of others I would go away, you ought to do so.

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Mrs. Choate,

When I saw the necessity of our going awayEditorial Note: Mary Baker Eddy and Asa Gilbert Eddy spent July and August of 1880 in Concord, New Hampshire. I went to you, and not to your enemies and asked you what I should do about the rent that we held togetherEditorial Note: Mary Baker Eddy and Asa Gilbert Eddy had been living at 551 Shawmut Avenue in Boston. This property had been leased by George and Clara Choate with the understanding that Mary Baker Eddy and Asa Gilbert Eddy would also live there and contribute to the rent. Clara Choate and her son Warren lived there with the Eddys, as George Choate was at the time living in Bethel, Maine, attempting to establish himself as a Christian Science practitioner (healer).; You told me what would satisfy you and I sat about doing it even went to Lynn to see if the students would do as you said hire my rent of you even offered to let my carpets for hall and stairs remain down for you. I found them ready to do it But you changed from your own proposal and went to others to publish our business that you are under oath not to do, to injure a ScientistEditorial Note: Christian Scientist or join issue with the enemies of your peace from whom I and my husband have had to defend even the lives of yourself and child But even after what you have said and done we can still forgive, and hereby I ask you once more what will satisfy you about our staying or going this was all talked over and arranged by you and us before we passed papers and it was arranged for just such an hour as this and yet you are making all this trouble over it now Answer now after you hear this letter shall we stay or shall we go? and never bring it up again.

Under all the circumstances in which the causeEditorial Note: The Cause of Christian Science. is involved do you wish us to stay, when we can secure the rent we pay you and it will be paid by the ScientistsEditorial Note: Christian Scientists?

You will learn sometime it is not wise to give the enemy this triumph over yourselfEditorial Note: yourself and christian scienceEditorial Note: Christian Science

N. B.Editorial Note: Nota Bene I deliver this by letter because of your temper and I do not wish to give you opportunity to sin or to insult me again as you have done without the slightest cause for before this you have M. B. G. E. justified the course I am taking and said to me in the presence of others before others you I would go away, you ought to do so.