Accession: L02492
Editorial Title: Mary Baker Eddy to Clara E. Choate, November 8, 1881
Author: Mary Baker Eddy 
Recipient: Clara E. Choate 
Date: November 8, 1881 - archivist estimate
Manuscript Description: Handwritten by Mary Baker Eddy on lined paper.
Editorial Note: This letter references what became known as the Lynn Rebellion.
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L02492
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My dear Student

YoursEditorial Note: This letter is not extant. rec'd The unavoidable reason of the change in appointment was, that the records of the last meeting have been lost. I have searched one whole day but failed to find them. GilbertAs Written:Gibert[*]Editorial Note: Asa Gilbert Eddy has looked and looked but with no better success. Mrs. Whiting made the motions in regard to expulsionEditorial Note: This refers to a motion to expel eight members of the Christian Scientist Association and the Church of Christ (Scientist). A letter of resignation from the eight members had been read at a meeting of the Association and Church on October 6, 1881. and those are very important and we could not venture to act on it again without a vote and her presence. She could not get the notice in time to come Monday

The above was not thought of until the appointment was made. I must sometimes forget, as I have all the thinking to do for carrying on the cause I have enclosed As Written: inclosed two dollarsEditorial Note: $2.00 in 1881 is the equivalent of $50.46 in 2016. to your husband. I fear the church will not do their duty and Mrs Damon and the anti Choate party will still further As Written: furthur try to disgrace me.

I have learned for a certainty that Howard and Mrs Rice carried the other five by making you the issue. Saying I was governed by you and so they must leave my leadership being so much wiser and better than either of us!!!

I have never been a leader since Mesmerism has controlled As Written: controled the students They always departed from my guidance in the end, and still are doing so in a large majority. I am getting disgusted with such canting hypocrisy.

Miss. Brown, where is she and what are we to think?

Ever the same
M B G E
L02492
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My dear Student

YoursEditorial Note: This letter is not extant. rec'd The unavoidable reason of the change in appointment was, that the records of the last meeting have been lost. I have searched one whole day but failed to find them. GibertCorrected:Gilbert[*]Editorial Note: Asa Gilbert Eddy has looked and looked but with no better success. Mrs. Whiting made the motions in regard to expulsionEditorial Note: This refers to a motion to expel eight members of the Christian Scientist Association and the Church of Christ (Scientist). A letter of resignation from the eight members had been read at a meeting of the Association and Church on October 6, 1881. and those are very important and we could not venture to act on it again without a vote and her presence. She could not get the notice in time to come Monday

The above was not thought of until the appointment was made. I must sometimes forget, as I have all the thinking to do for carrying on the cause I have inclosed Corrected: enclosed two dollarsEditorial Note: $2.00 in 1881 is the equivalent of $50.46 in 2016. to your husband. I fear the church will not do their duty and Mrs Damon and the anti Choate party will still furthur Corrected: further try to disgrace me.

I have learned for a certainty that Howard and Mrs Rice carried the other five by making you the issue. Saying I was governed by you and so they must leave my leadership being so much wiser and better than either of us!!!

I have never been a leader since Mesmerism has controled Corrected: controlled the students They always departed from my guidance in the end, and still are doing so in a large majority. I am getting disgusted with such canting hypocrisy.

Miss. Brown, where is she and what are we to think?

Ever the same
M B G E