Accession: L04073
Editorial Title: Mary Baker Eddy to George D. Choate, March 31, 1878
Author: Mary Baker Eddy 
Recipient: George D. Choate 
Date: March 31, 1878 - archivist estimate
Manuscript Description: Handwritten by Mary Baker Eddy on lined paper.
Archival Note: This letter was likely written to George D. Choate.
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Your letterEditorial Note: This letter is not extant. was very welcome and I was glad to know you are doing well. I would stick to my location. The m― Editorial Note: mesmerismis less because the devil is suited to drive you out, and is choked off under certain circumstances. Dr F and a new Student are going to locate at Newburyport. I expect the sparks will come from the bottomless pitRev 9:1 And the fifth angel sounded, and I saw a star fall from heaven unto the earth: and to him was given the key of the bottomless pit. Rev 9:2 And he opened the bottomless pit; and there arose a smoke out of the pit, as the smoke of a great furnace; and the sun and the air were darkened by reason of the smoke of the pit. Rev 9:3 And there came out of the smoke locusts upon the earth: and unto them was given power, as the scorpions of the earth have power. Rev 9:4 And it was commanded them that they should not hurt the grass of the earth, neither any green thing, neither any tree; but only those men which have not the seal of God in their foreheads. Rev 9:5 And to them it was given that they should not kill them, but that they should be tormented five months: and their torment was as the torment of a scorpion, when he striketh a man. Rev 9:6 And in those days shall men seek death, and shall not find it; and shall desire to die, and death shall flee from them. Rev 9:7 And the shapes of the locusts were like unto horses prepared unto battle; and on their heads were as it were crowns like gold, and their faces were as the faces of men. Rev 9:8 And they had hair as the hair of women, and their teeth were as the teeth of lions. Rev 9:9 And they had breastplates, as it were breastplates of iron; and the sound of their wings was as the sound of chariots of many horses running to battle. Rev 9:10 And they had tails like unto scorpions, and there were stings in their tails: and their power was to hurt men five months. Rev 9:11 And they had a king over them, which is the angel of the bottomless pit, whose name in the Hebrew tongue is Abaddon, but in the Greek tongue hath his name Apollyon. Rev 9:12 One woe is past; and, behold, there come two woes more hereafter. (no not so bad) from the inferno that is not immortal,―but I know if they are faithful they will remain in spite of it and beat. Truth is the master of error if we will only see it, and lose our fear. But God may have a purpose, that is, the Truth may compel us to scatter so as to preach the gospel to allMark 16:15 And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. , as Jesus advised.

The passage referred As Written: refered to stopped at the first statement of an improvement on the old or the material method.

I did not carry the statement any farther because I thought if milk is for the babes as the Apostle says there was too much meatI Cor 3:2 I have fed you with milk, and not with meat: for hitherto ye were not able to bear it, neither yet now are ye able. Heb 5:12 For when for the time ye ought to be teachers, ye have need that one teach you again which be the first principles of the oracles of God; and are become such as have need of milk, and not of strong meat. I Pet 2:2 As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby: in the last step to be given. The first step is taken, the second is an improvement on the first, and if the second is not understood what of the third? This is the scientific conclusion namely, they would need no food. Properly abridged it would be arranged in statement thus―if the entire statement was given―

There are three methods namely

1st To produce a crop by tillage. 2ond To produce it without tillage. 3 To need no crop.

I should enjoy giving a lecture there very much I lectured there about 14 years ago The DrEditorial Note: Asa Gilbert Eddy. He did not have an MD degree, but, in the nineteenth century, individuals engaged in various "healing arts" were often called "Doctor." sends love I am

very Truly
M B G Eddy
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Your letterEditorial Note: This letter is not extant. was very welcome and I was glad to know you are doing well. I would stick to my location. The m― Editorial Note: mesmerismis less because the devil is suited to drive you out, and is choked off under certain circumstances. Dr F and a new Student are going to locate at Newburyport. I expect the sparks will come from the bottomless pitRev 9:1 And the fifth angel sounded, and I saw a star fall from heaven unto the earth: and to him was given the key of the bottomless pit. Rev 9:2 And he opened the bottomless pit; and there arose a smoke out of the pit, as the smoke of a great furnace; and the sun and the air were darkened by reason of the smoke of the pit. Rev 9:3 And there came out of the smoke locusts upon the earth: and unto them was given power, as the scorpions of the earth have power. Rev 9:4 And it was commanded them that they should not hurt the grass of the earth, neither any green thing, neither any tree; but only those men which have not the seal of God in their foreheads. Rev 9:5 And to them it was given that they should not kill them, but that they should be tormented five months: and their torment was as the torment of a scorpion, when he striketh a man. Rev 9:6 And in those days shall men seek death, and shall not find it; and shall desire to die, and death shall flee from them. Rev 9:7 And the shapes of the locusts were like unto horses prepared unto battle; and on their heads were as it were crowns like gold, and their faces were as the faces of men. Rev 9:8 And they had hair as the hair of women, and their teeth were as the teeth of lions. Rev 9:9 And they had breastplates, as it were breastplates of iron; and the sound of their wings was as the sound of chariots of many horses running to battle. Rev 9:10 And they had tails like unto scorpions, and there were stings in their tails: and their power was to hurt men five months. Rev 9:11 And they had a king over them, which is the angel of the bottomless pit, whose name in the Hebrew tongue is Abaddon, but in the Greek tongue hath his name Apollyon. Rev 9:12 One woe is past; and, behold, there come two woes more hereafter. (no not so bad) from the inferno that is not immortal,―but I know if they are faithful they will remain in spite of it and beat. Truth is the master of error if we will only see it, and lose our fear. But God may have a purpose, that is, the Truth may compel us to scatter so as to preach the gospel to allMark 16:15 And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. , as Jesus advised.

The passage refered Corrected: referred to stopped at the first statement of an improvement on the old or the material method.

I did not carry the statement any farther because I thought if milk is for the babes as the Apostle says there was too much meatI Cor 3:2 I have fed you with milk, and not with meat: for hitherto ye were not able to bear it, neither yet now are ye able. Heb 5:12 For when for the time ye ought to be teachers, ye have need that one teach you again which be the first principles of the oracles of God; and are become such as have need of milk, and not of strong meat. I Pet 2:2 As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby: in the last step to be given. The first step is taken, the second is an improvement on the first, and if the second is not understood what of the third? This is the scientific conclusion namely, stop they would need no food. Properly abridged it would be arranged in statement thus―if the entire statement was given― smll skull

There are three methods namely

1st To produce a crop by tillage. 2ond To produce it without tillage. 3 To need no crop.

I should enjoy giving a lecture there very much I lectured there about 14 years ago The DrEditorial Note: Asa Gilbert Eddy. He did not have an MD degree, but, in the nineteenth century, individuals engaged in various "healing arts" were often called "Doctor." sends love I am

very Truly
M B G Eddy