Accession: L02480
Editorial Title: Mary Baker Eddy to Clara E. Choate, October 29, 1880
Author: Mary Baker Eddy 
Recipient: Clara E. Choate 
Date: October 29, 1880 - archivist estimate
Manuscript Description: Handwritten by Mary Baker Eddy on lined paper.
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Dear Student,

I rece'dEditorial Note: received the package, but the muff is probably spoiled by being put with the mothy tippetEditorial Note: A tippet is a piece of clothing, something like a scarf, worn over the shoulders. ― but you did not know that and so was not to blame for doing it.

My husband tells me you are coming to our next "Union" meeting. Now my student I shall be perfectly plain with all who attend and to whom I willingly give my time to benefit without money and without priceIsa 55:1 Ho, every one that thirsteth, come ye to the waters, and he that hath no money; come ye, buy, and eat; yea, come, buy wine and milk without money and without price. ― just as I announced I should be in my first notice of the meetings. Therefore I require you to do me this justice before meeting with us again, namely. To go to every individual to whom you have spoken unkindly of me about the rent that you took and I rented of you, and confess to them the injustice you did me.

You know and cannot fail to see that I did right, and just as I agreed. You also know that I helped you to patients and caused one half of your rent to be paid for you during the entire time you held the rent on Shawmut Ave. and I was under no obligation to do so

I also asked you what you wanted me to do? when God called me awayEditorial Note: This is a reference to Mary Baker Eddy and Asa Gilbert Eddy leaving 551 Shawmut Avenue in Boston to spend July and August of 1880 in Concord, New Hampshire. The Eddys had shared 551 Shawmut Avenue with Clara E. Choate, her son, Warren Choate, and Clara’s sister, Ida Childs., and you named just that, to "have one half of the rent paid" even when I had no rent of you and I said I would do even that, and did it, but you treated As Written: treatted me most unkindly, as you well know, all the time I was at work for you. I forgive it; but I cannot pass it without requiring some justice from you as above named. It will be a moral benefit to you that God requires me to exact

Your faithful Teacher
M B G E
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Dear Student,

I rece'dEditorial Note: received the package, but the muff is probably spoiled by being put with the mothy tippetEditorial Note: A tippet is a piece of clothing, something like a scarf, worn over the shoulders. ― but you did not know that and so was not to blame for doing it.

My husband tells me you are coming to our next "Union" meeting. Now my student I shall be perfectly plain with all who attend and to whom I willingly I give my time to benefit without money and without priceIsa 55:1 Ho, every one that thirsteth, come ye to the waters, and he that hath no money; come ye, buy, and eat; yea, come, buy wine and milk without money and without price. ― just as I announced I should be in my first notice of the meetings. Therefore I require you to do me this justice before meeting with us again, namely. To go to every individual to whom you have spoken unkindly of me about the rent that you took and I rented of you, and confess to them the injustice you did me.

You know and cannot fail to see that I did right, and just as I agreed. You also know that I helped you to patients and caused one half of your rent to be paid for you during the entire time you held the rent on Shawmut Ave. and I was under no obligation to do so

I also asked you what you wanted me to do? when God called me awayEditorial Note: This is a reference to Mary Baker Eddy and Asa Gilbert Eddy leaving 551 Shawmut Avenue in Boston to spend July and August of 1880 in Concord, New Hampshire. The Eddys had shared 551 Shawmut Avenue with Clara E. Choate, her son, Warren Choate, and Clara’s sister, Ida Childs., and you named just that, to "have one half of the rent paid" even when I had no rent of you and I said I would do even that, and did it, but you treatted Corrected: treated me most unkindly, as you well know, all the time I was at work for you. I forgive it; but I cannot pass it without requiring some justice from you as above named. It will be a moral benefit to you that God requires me to exact

Your faithful Teacher
M B G E