Accession: L04084
Editorial Title: Mary Baker Eddy to Clara E. Choate, May 20, 1880
Author: Mary Baker Eddy 
Recipient: Clara E. Choate 
Date: May 20, 1880 - archivist estimate
Manuscript Description: Handwritten by Mary Baker Eddy.
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Dear Student,

Your letterEditorial Note: This letter is not extant. was cheering it had the right ring to it. I always knew that you would be a good practitioner As Written: practioner, and always said it.

You cannot wonder I think of goingEditorial Note: Mary Baker Eddy and Asa Gilbert Eddy moved to Concord, New Hampshire at the end of June 1880. They lived there during July and August., can you? I have given my time for merely nothing, and have in return but indifference and ingratitude on the part of nearly every one of the students. I have paid $300Editorial Note: $300 in 1880 is the equivalent of $7432.85 in 2015. to get justice done— and reverse the cause since last Nov. and have had but two students since I came here Now I have a class of sixEditorial Note: Five students are documented as attending Mary Baker Eddy’s May 1880 class: Mrs. Frye, Caroline M. Moore, Joseph Morton, Hanover P. Smith, and Edgar S. Woodbury. Mrs. Frye dropped out of the class before it was completed. (See 593A.61.036.) that pays in all what one should pay, I must wait for the rest of their tuition and that means perhaps that I shall not get it. My husband gives all his time I sent word to Arens a long time since to pay me one hundredEditorial Note: $100 in 1880 is the equivalent of $2477.62 in 2015. on his five hundred noteEditorial Note: $500 in 1880 is the equivalent of $12,388.08 in 2015. but he has not yet, he made me a small payment three days ago. Now you see they are not smoking us out, but starving us out. Insurances are to be paid on my houses, taxes, etc. and we cant go on so.

Trust in God and fight the m―sEditorial Note: mesmerists

Love from the Dr.Editorial Note: Asa Gilbert Eddy. Asa Gilbert Eddy did not have a medical degree, but in the nineteenth century, persons practicing various “healing arts” were often called “Doctor.”

Yours ever while you are good and true
M. B. G. E.

My vision was a wreck of the students and the cause but I hope it meant only my leaving them; a wreck in this place I do not think you all will go down I know you will not

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Dear Student,

Your letterEditorial Note: This letter is not extant. was cheering it had the right ring to it. I always knew that you would be a good practioner, Corrected: practitioner and always said it.

You cannot wonder I think of goingEditorial Note: Mary Baker Eddy and Asa Gilbert Eddy moved to Concord, New Hampshire at the end of June 1880. They lived there during July and August., can you? I have given my time for merely nothing, and have in return but indifference and ingratitude on the part of nearly every one of the students. I have paid $300Editorial Note: $300 in 1880 is the equivalent of $7432.85 in 2015. to get justice done— and reverse the cause since last Nov. and have had but two students since I came here Now I have a class of sixEditorial Note: Five students are documented as attending Mary Baker Eddy’s May 1880 class: Mrs. Frye, Caroline M. Moore, Joseph Morton, Hanover P. Smith, and Edgar S. Woodbury. Mrs. Frye dropped out of the class before it was completed. (See 593A.61.036.) that pays in in all what one should pay, I must wait for the rest of their tuition and that means perhaps that I shall not get it. My husband gives all his time I sent word to Arens a long time since to pay me one hundredEditorial Note: $100 in 1880 is the equivalent of $2477.62 in 2015. on his five hundred noteEditorial Note: $500 in 1880 is the equivalent of $12,388.08 in 2015. but he has not yet, he made me a small payment three days ago. Now you see they are not smoking us out, but starving us out. Insurances are to be paid on my houses, taxes, etc. and we cant go on so.

Trust in God and fight the m―sEditorial Note: mesmerists

Love from the Dr.Editorial Note: Asa Gilbert Eddy. Asa Gilbert Eddy did not have a medical degree, but in the nineteenth century, persons practicing various “healing arts” were often called “Doctor.”

Yours ever while you are good and true
M. B. G. E.

My vision was a wreck of the students and the cause but I hope it meant only my leaving them; a wreck in this place I do not think you all will go down I know you will not