Accession: L03940
Editorial Title: Mary Baker Eddy to George T. McLauthlin, April 12, 1877
Author: Mary Baker Eddy 
Recipient: George T. McLauthlin 
Date: April 12, 1877
Manuscript Description: Handwritten by Mary Baker Eddy on lined paper.
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Dear Student,

I am at length driven out from the dear homeEditorial Note: Eddy was on the verge of leaving, with her husband, Asa Gilbert Eddy, for Fairhaven, Connecticut, where they spent the next five weeks as guests of Asa Gilbert Eddy’s brother, Washington Eddy. by the mental calls on me from students. In defense of what we call life we are authorized to ward off the blows that are killing in belief, and I shall be obliged to do this. Unless the students are more thoughtful of the crimes they are committing. If a moral penalty attends the usual forms of killing the punishment due to this mental mode will be found far to exceed As Written: exceede all others; and unless I exercise my prerogative and cut them off from all channels of relief in science (and there is none in sense for them that will last) they will bring the change to me called death very soon. My husband has greatly warded off the blows but not all

I speak to them all for the last time on this subject and if they do not desist I shall have to defend myself in the manner referred As Written: refered to. I advise you to turn utterly to Dr SpoffordEditorial Note: Eddy advises McLauthlin to turn to Daniel Spofford for Christian Science treatment. and continue to try him and leave all material remedies, or else turn to matter alone you cannot serve the two mastersMatt 6:24 ¶No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and
mammon.
Luke 16:13 ¶No servant can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and
mammon.
Please receive this in all charity and kindness; what I say to one I say to all; if you do not do what I have spoken of be sure dear Mr. McLauthlin you are not the one I refer to

Ever truly
M B Glover Eddy

My love to your wife I am going far away. Start tomorrow

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Dear Student,

I am I am at length driven out from the dear homeEditorial Note: Eddy was on the verge of leaving, with her husband, Asa Gilbert Eddy, for Fairhaven, Connecticut, where they spent the next five weeks as guests of Asa Gilbert Eddy’s brother, Washington Eddy. by the mental calls on me from students. In defense of what we call life we are authorized to ward off the blows that are killing in belief, and I shall be obliged to do this. Unless the students are more thoughtful of the crimes they are committing. If a moral penalty attends the usual forms of killing the punishment due to this mental mode will be found far to exceede Corrected: exceed all others; and unless I exercise my prerogative and cut them off from all channels of relief in science (and there is none in sense for them that will last) they will bring the change to me called death very soon. My husband has greatly warded off the blows but not all

I speak to them all for the last time on this subject and if they do not desist I shall have to defend myself in the manner refered Corrected: referred to. I advise you to turn utterly to Dr SpoffordEditorial Note: Eddy advises McLauthlin to turn to Daniel Spofford for Christian Science treatment. and continue to try him and leave all material remedies, or else turn to matter alone you cannot serve the two mastersMatt 6:24 ¶No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and
mammon.
Luke 16:13 ¶No servant can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and
mammon.
Please receive this in all charity and kindness; what I say to one I say to all; if you do not do what I have spoken of be sure dear Mr. McLauthlin you are not the one I refer to

Ever truly
M B Glover Eddy

My love to your wife I am going far away. Start tomorrow