Accession: L02478B
Editorial Title: Mary Baker Eddy to George D. Choate, June 30, 1880
Author: Mary Baker Eddy 
Recipient: George D. Choate 
Scribe: Asa Gilbert Eddy 
Date: June 30, 1880
Manuscript Description: Handwritten on lined paper.
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Dr.Editorial Note: Choate did not have a medical degree, but in the nineteenth century, persons practicing various “healing arts” were often called “Doctor.” Choate

Your saucy silly letterEditorial Note: This refers to George D. Choate’s letter to Mary Baker Eddy of June 28, 1880 (025B.10.005). is before me,—are you not ashamed of it by this time? I trust you are. My letter to you involved a wrong done to another who has saved the life of your wife and child. I never mentioned her name it was not her that I referred to in case of my eyes but it was a Metaphysical proof, that is enough But what have you said to both me and my husband about your wife; we never told her or any one else, but your insolence would cause any other person to return you justice for it

You say I have hurt your feelings before.

Yes that was about what you said the last time I talked with you and gave you an examination of your patients that I could take 10 dollarsEditorial Note: $10.00 in 1880 is the equivalent of $247.76 in 2015. for, with never a word of thanks from you, but you rose and said that I never rebuked you even for your unscientific practice but told you the effect on your patients. Is a little learning making you mad! You need more to sober you, and teach you the respect you owe your superiors.

Your remarks about the house were false and I have the proof of this; My husband has said you were so filled with mesmerism you would explode soon—I have got your wife half of her practice since I came here and she never took the house to accommodate me and you know it—We leave her much better off than you went away and left her on Hammond stEditorial Note: Street and they all know it—In truth

a friend

A true copy attest
A. G. Eddy

Copy of letter to Mr. Choate

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Dr.Editorial Note: Choate did not have a medical degree, but in the nineteenth century, persons practicing various “healing arts” were often called “Doctor.” Choate

Your saucy silly letterEditorial Note: This refers to George D. Choate’s letter to Mary Baker Eddy of June 28, 1880 (025B.10.005). is before me,—are you not ashamed of it by this time? I trust you are. My letter to you involved a wrong done to another who has saved the life of your wife and child. I never mentioned her name it was not her that I referred to in case of my eyes but it was a Metaphysical proof, that is enough But what have you said to both me and my husband about your wife; we never told her or any one else, but your insolence would cause any other person to return you justice for it

You say I have hurt your feelings before.

Yes that was about what you said the last time I talked with you and gave you an examination of your patients that I could take 10 dollarsEditorial Note: $10.00 in 1880 is the equivalent of $247.76 in 2015. for, with never a word from you of thanks from you, but you rose and said that I never rebuked you even for your unscientific practice but told you the effect on your patients. Is a little learning making you mad! You need more to sober you, and teach you the respect you owe your superiors.

Your remarks about the house were false and I have the proof of this; My husband has said you were so filled with mesmerism you would explode soon—I have got your wife half of her practice since I came here and she never took the house to accommodate me and you know it—We leave her much better off than you went away and left her on Hammond stEditorial Note: Street and they all know it—In truth

a friend

A true copy attest
A. G. Eddy

Copy of letter to Mr. Choate