Accession: L02499
Editorial Title: Mary Baker Eddy to Clara E. Choate, February 28, 1882
Author: Mary Baker Eddy 
Recipient: Clara E. Choate 
Date: February 28, 1882 - archivist estimate
Manuscript Description: Handwritten by Mary Baker Eddy on lined paper.
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Manuscript Description: This letter was sent during Mary Baker Eddy's trip to Washington, D.C., and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
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L02499
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My dear dear Student

You are doing what God knows, and I know, and every body else ought to know is more blessed and a greater blessing to the race than history has recorded before of one but myself at this period. God bless you, I press you to my heart and can encourage you with the fact that I am making the way for students in this City of fashion and pride

I have worked harder here than ever, 14 consecutive evenings I have lectured three hours every night besides what else I am about. Get to bed at 12, rise at 6, and work I have a goodly number already enlisted in the work. "I need thee O! I need thee, every hour I need thee"Editorial Note: These lines are from the chorus of the hymn, “I need Thee every hour,” with words by Annie Sherwood Hawks (1836 – 1918) and music by Robert Lowry (1826 – 1899). You can get booksEditorial Note: Copies of Science and Health by Mary Baker Eddy. of Hanover Smith

Good, good girl, how you are spreading the good news. I have been so absorbed in my work and trying between times to see something here to carry back of my journey in a secular sense as well, that I forget I am getting empty in my portmonieEditorial Note: wallet or pocketbook but can hold out until I return Then I hope to have a class and replenish my means. You can keep the account of the booksEditorial Note: Copies of Science and Health by Mary Baker Eddy. you get and pay me when I get home. Please send all your letters to care of James Ackland. in future, the demons are busier than ever, but I am above it all, my words go over the fury of the storm with their peace be stillMark 4:35 And the same day, when the even was come, he saith unto them, Let us pass over unto the other side. Mark 4:36 And when they had sent away the multitude, they took him even as he was in the ship. And there were also with him other little ships. Mark 4:37 And there arose a great storm of wind, and the waves beat into the ship, so that it was now full. Mark 4:38 And he was in the hinder part of the ship, asleep on a pillow: and they awake him, and say unto him, Master, carest thou not that we perish? Mark 4:39 And he arose, and rebuked the wind, and said unto the sea, Peace, be still. And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm. Mark 4:40 And he said unto them, Why are ye so fearful? how is it that ye have no faith? Mark 4:41 And they feared exceedingly, and said one to another, What manner of man is this, that even the wind and the sea obey him?

Love from my husband and students in this City. I have read some of your letters to them Give my love to all my dear Students and take a Benjamin As Written: Benjamine portion yourself

Ever the same
M B G E —

The hand with an unseen heart is for Warren Many thanks for the paperEditorial Note: The Lynn Union. Eddy had requested a copy of this newspaper containing “Resolutions” (See L09058) of members of the Christian Scientists Association. Hanover had sent three. Yes, I like those resolutions

Kiss dear Warren for me Tell him I know who the little boy in Boston is Remember me kindly to your husband

L02499
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My dear dear Student

You are doing what God knows, and I know, and every body else ought to know is more blessed and a greater blessing to the race than history has recorded before of one but myself at this period. God bless you, I press you to my heart and can encourage you with the fact that I am making the way for students in this City of fashion and pride

I have worked harder here than ever, 14 consecutive evenings I have lectured three hours every night besides what else I am about. Get to bed at 12, rise at 6, and work I have a goodly number already enlisted in the work. "I need thee O! I need thee, every hour I need thee"Editorial Note: These lines are from the chorus of the hymn, “I need Thee every hour,” with words by Annie Sherwood Hawks (1836 – 1918) and music by Robert Lowry (1826 – 1899). You can get booksEditorial Note: Copies of Science and Health by Mary Baker Eddy. of Hanover Smith

Good, good girl, how you are spreading the good news. I have been so absorbed in my work and trying between times to see something here to carry back of my journey in a secular sense as well, that I forget I am getting empty in my portmonieEditorial Note: wallet or pocketbook but can hold out until I return Then I hope to have a class and replenish my means. You can keep the account of the booksEditorial Note: Copies of Science and Health by Mary Baker Eddy. you get and pay me when I get home. Please send all your letters to care of James Ackland. in future, the demons are busier than ever, but I am above it all, my words go over the fury of the storm with their peace be stillMark 4:35 And the same day, when the even was come, he saith unto them, Let us pass over unto the other side. Mark 4:36 And when they had sent away the multitude, they took him even as he was in the ship. And there were also with him other little ships. Mark 4:37 And there arose a great storm of wind, and the waves beat into the ship, so that it was now full. Mark 4:38 And he was in the hinder part of the ship, asleep on a pillow: and they awake him, and say unto him, Master, carest thou not that we perish? Mark 4:39 And he arose, and rebuked the wind, and said unto the sea, Peace, be still. And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm. Mark 4:40 And he said unto them, Why are ye so fearful? how is it that ye have no faith? Mark 4:41 And they feared exceedingly, and said one to another, What manner of man is this, that even the wind and the sea obey him?

Love from my husband and students in this City. I have read some of your letters to them Give my love to all my dear Students and take a Benjamine Corrected: Benjamin portion yourself

Ever the same
M B G E —

The hand with an unseen heart is for Warren Many thanks for the paperEditorial Note: The Lynn Union. Eddy had requested a copy of this newspaper containing “Resolutions” (See L09058) of members of the Christian Scientists Association. Hanover had sent three. Yes, I like those resolutions

Kiss dear Warren for me Tell him I know who the little boy in Boston is Remember me kindly to your husband