Accession: L03453
Editorial Title: Mary Baker Eddy to Ira O. Knapp, January 13, 1896
Author: Mary Baker Eddy 
Recipient: Ira Oscar Knapp 
Date: January 13, 1896
Manuscript Description: Handwritten in pen by Mary Baker Eddy on stationery advertising Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, Eddy's primary work.
Archival Note: This letter was postmarked in 1896.
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My beloved Student

Have you received my return check? Thank you for writing Oh let us love our dear enemies and show them in our own lives even as we try to -- the way to Heaven. I was surprised to hear of the seat being taken from JosephineEditorial Note: Josephine Curtis Woodbury. Woodbury had been excommunicated from The Mother Church on November 6, 1895, and she was eventually denied seating for services in The Mother Church. (At that time, pews were rented to individuals and families.) Woodbury's membership was reinstated on March 24, 1896, but on April 4 she was excommunicated from the Church forever.. But God guides you not I. The communionEditorial Note: On Sunday, January 5, Eddy had delivered her second address in the Original Edifice of The Mother Church at the communion service that day. This was her third and last visit to The Mother Church. The text of her address is on pages 120-125 of her book, Miscellaneous Writings 1883-1896. was very sweet on Sunday and impressive. I felt sure I did some healing and have since heard of a few cases. You will not see me often in Boston I do not desire to preach or to teach until the mind mortal is nearer to me than at present. Once a year is all you need to expect much of the general field in Boston. My retirementEditorial Note: Eddy had retired from teaching in Boston in 1889 and eventually settled at 188 Pleasant Street in Concord, New Hampshire. She lived there until January 1908, when she moved to 400 Beacon Street in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, a suburb of Boston. Her years of "retirement," however, were extremely active ones. must not be given up God can do much for all students by my own silent growth and this is blessing all Oh that we live only for Him and His to make all His

Lovingly
M B Eddy
L03453
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My beloved Student

Have you received my return check? Thank you for writing Oh let us love our dear enemies and show them in our own lives even as we try to -- the way to Heaven. I was surprised to hear of the seat being taken from JosephineEditorial Note: Josephine Curtis Woodbury. Woodbury had been excommunicated from The Mother Church on November 6, 1895, and she was eventually denied seating for services in The Mother Church. (At that time, pews were rented to individuals and families.) Woodbury's membership was reinstated on March 24, 1896, but on April 4 she was excommunicated from the Church forever.. But God guides you not I. The communionEditorial Note: On Sunday, January 5, Eddy had delivered her second address in the Original Edifice of The Mother Church at the communion service that day. This was her third and last visit to The Mother Church. The text of her address is on pages 120-125 of her book, Miscellaneous Writings 1883-1896. was very sweet on Sunday and impressive. I felt sure I did some healing and have since heard of a few cases. You will not see me often in Boston I do not desire to preach or to teach until the mind mortal is nearer to me than at present. Once a year is all you need to expect much of the general field in Boston. My retirementEditorial Note: Eddy had retired from teaching in Boston in 1889 and eventually settled at 188 Pleasant Street in Concord, New Hampshire. She lived there until January 1908, when she moved to 400 Beacon Street in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, a suburb of Boston. Her years of "retirement," however, were extremely active ones. must not be given up God can do much for all students by my own silent growth and this is blessing all Oh that we live only for Him and His to make all His

Lovingly
M B Eddy