Accession: L07689
Editorial Title: Mary Baker Eddy to Julia S. Bartlett, January 20, 1882
Author: Mary Baker Eddy 
Recipient: Julia S. Bartlett 
Date: January 20, 1882 - archivist estimate
Manuscript Description: Handwritten in ink by Mary Baker Eddy on lined paper.
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My dear Student,

Your precious letterEditorial Note: This letter is not extant. I have just finished reading and never was I more thankful than to hear that one of my students whom I know is exercised by love to God and man is at work after the long night of struggle. Like Jacob you have wrestled and prevailedGen 28:10 ¶And Jacob went out from Beer–sheba, and went toward Haran. Gen 28:11 And he lighted upon a certain place, and tarried there all night, because the sun was set; and he took of the stones of that place, and put them for his pillows, and lay down in that place to sleep. Gen 28:12 And he dreamed, and behold a ladder set up on the earth, and the top of it reached to heaven: and behold the angels of God ascending and descending on it. Gen 28:13 And, behold, the Lord stood above it, and said, I am the Lord God of Abraham thy father, and the God of Isaac: the land whereon thou liest, to thee will I give it, and to thy seed; Gen 28:14 And thy seed shall be as the dust of the earth, and thou shalt spread abroad to the west, and to the east, and to the north, and to the south: and in thee and in thy seed shall all the families of the earth be blessed. Gen 28:15 And, behold, I am with thee, and will keep thee in all places whither thou goest, and will bring thee again into this land; for I will not leave thee, until I have done that which I have spoken to thee of. Gen 28:16 ¶And Jacob awaked out of his sleep, and he said, Surely the Lord is in this place; and I knew it not. Gen 28:17 And he was afraid, and said, How dreadful is this place! this is none other but the house of God, and this is the gate of heaven. Gen 28:18 And Jacob rose up early in the morning, and took the stone that he had put for his pillows, and set it up for a pillar, and poured oil upon the top of it. Gen 28:19 And he called the name of that place Beth–el: but the name of that city was called Luz at the first. and now I will rest in hope once more This sheet is all I have unpacked Like the stone for Jacob’s pillowGen 28:10 ¶And Jacob went out from Beer–sheba, and went toward Haran. Gen 28:11 And he lighted upon a certain place, and tarried there all night, because the sun was set; and he took of the stones of that place, and put them for his pillows, and lay down in that place to sleep. was your entrance into our church As Written: chuch and the dear associations with it. O! my darling girl, all I ask is that the ladder of lightGen 28:12 And he dreamed, and behold a ladder set up on the earth, and the top of it reached to heaven: and behold the angels of God ascending and descending on it. shall rest upon it and on this ladder you go up higher until the things that eye hath not seenI Cor 2:9 But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him. I Cor 2:10 But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God. appear and we meet in spirit no more to part

There should be a substitute for me to lead this people and now dear Student, I ask you will you take this place not that you can unloose As Written: unlose the sandals of my shoesMark 1:4 John did baptize in the wilderness, and preach the baptism of repentance for the remission of sins. Mark 1:5 And there went out unto him all the land of Judæa, and they of Jerusalem, and were all baptized of him in the river of Jordan, confessing their sins. Mark 1:6 And John was clothed with camel’s hair, and with a girdle of a skin about his loins; and he did eat locusts and wild honey; Mark 1:7 And preached, saying, There cometh one mightier than I after me, the latchet of whose shoes I am not worthy to stoop down and unloose. Mark 1:8 I indeed have baptized you with water: but he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost. Mark 1:9 And it came to pass in those days, that Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee, and was baptized of John in Jordan. Mark 1:10 And straightway coming up out of the water, he saw the heavens opened, and the Spirit like a dove descending upon him: Mark 1:11 And there came a voice from heaven, saying, Thou art my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased. I John 1:26 I John 1:27 not that you can fill my place but only that I think you rather more fit for it than any one whom I leave. Now do not yield to temptation and say you cannot, but "if you love me keep my commandments"John 14:15 ¶If ye love me, keep my commandments. The charge is simply this. See that the Christian work of this Church is preserved, and dear Mrs. Whiting will help you. She has qualities of inspiration that are glorious and this is needed Now dear remember that Mrs. Choate is a sisterEditorial Note: Early Christian Scientists often called each other “brother” and “sister.” in our church and doing much good for our cause in selling books and bearing testimony for Christ.

This I beg that you "love one another even as I have loved you"John 13:34 A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another. John 13:35 By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another. John 15:12 This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you. that no root of bitterness springs up among youHeb 12:14 Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord: Heb 12:15 Looking diligently lest any man fail of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up trouble you, and thereby many be defiled; . That no pride comes up or vain inquiry "who shall be greatest"Mark 9:33 ¶And he came to
Capernaum: and being in the house he asked them, What was it that ye disputed among yourselves by the way?
Mark 9:34 But they held their peace: for by the way they had disputed among themselves, who should be the greatest. Mark 9:35 And he sat down, and called the twelve, and saith unto them, If any man desire to be first, the same shall be last of all, and servant of all. Luke 22:24 ¶And there was also a strife among them, which of them should be accounted the greatest. Luke 22:25 And he said unto them, The kings of the Gentiles exercise lordship over them; and they that exercise authority upon them are called benefactors. Luke 22:26 But ye shall not be so: but he that is greatest among you, let him be as the younger; and he that is chief, as he that doth serve. Luke 22:27 For whether is greater, he that sitteth at meat, or he that serveth? is not he that sitteth at meat? but I am among you as he that serveth.
but remember I have made myself the servant that I might lead others to ChristI Cor 9:19 For though I be free from all men, yet have I made myself servant unto all, that I might gain the more. I Cor 9:20 And unto the Jews I became as a Jew, that I might gain the Jews; to them that are under the law, as under the law, that I might gain them that are under the law; I Cor 9:21 To them that are without law, as without law, (being not without law to God, but under the law to Christ,) that I might gain them that are without law. I Cor 9:22 To the weak became I as weak, that I might gain the weak: I am made all things to all men, that I might by all means save some. I Cor 9:23 And this I do for the gospel’s sake, that I might be partaker thereof with you.

Farewell. May our fatherEditorial Note: God bring us together again to cooperate in this cause

Lovingly
M B G Eddy

written on leaving Lynn for Washington for a time

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My dear Student,

Your precious letterEditorial Note: This letter is not extant. I have just finished reading and never was I more thankful than to hear that one of my students whom I know is exercised by love to God and man is at work after the long night of struggle. Like Jacob you have wrestled and prevailedGen 28:10 ¶And Jacob went out from Beer–sheba, and went toward Haran. Gen 28:11 And he lighted upon a certain place, and tarried there all night, because the sun was set; and he took of the stones of that place, and put them for his pillows, and lay down in that place to sleep. Gen 28:12 And he dreamed, and behold a ladder set up on the earth, and the top of it reached to heaven: and behold the angels of God ascending and descending on it. Gen 28:13 And, behold, the Lord stood above it, and said, I am the Lord God of Abraham thy father, and the God of Isaac: the land whereon thou liest, to thee will I give it, and to thy seed; Gen 28:14 And thy seed shall be as the dust of the earth, and thou shalt spread abroad to the west, and to the east, and to the north, and to the south: and in thee and in thy seed shall all the families of the earth be blessed. Gen 28:15 And, behold, I am with thee, and will keep thee in all places whither thou goest, and will bring thee again into this land; for I will not leave thee, until I have done that which I have spoken to thee of. Gen 28:16 ¶And Jacob awaked out of his sleep, and he said, Surely the Lord is in this place; and I knew it not. Gen 28:17 And he was afraid, and said, How dreadful is this place! this is none other but the house of God, and this is the gate of heaven. Gen 28:18 And Jacob rose up early in the morning, and took the stone that he had put for his pillows, and set it up for a pillar, and poured oil upon the top of it. Gen 28:19 And he called the name of that place Beth–el: but the name of that city was called Luz at the first. and now I will rest in hope once more This sheet is all I have unpacked and Like the stone for Jacob’s pillowGen 28:10 ¶And Jacob went out from Beer–sheba, and went toward Haran. Gen 28:11 And he lighted upon a certain place, and tarried there all night, because the sun was set; and he took of the stones of that place, and put them for his pillows, and lay down in that place to sleep. was your entrance into our chuch Corrected: church and the dear associations with it. O! my darling girl, all I ask is that the ladder of lightGen 28:12 And he dreamed, and behold a ladder set up on the earth, and the top of it reached to heaven: and behold the angels of God ascending and descending on it. shall rest upon it and on this ladder you go up higher until the things that eye hath not seenI Cor 2:9 But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him. I Cor 2:10 But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God. appear and we meet in spirit no more to part

There should be a substitute for me to lead this people and now dear Student, I ask you will you take this place not that you can unlose Corrected: unloose the sandals of my shoesMark 1:4 John did baptize in the wilderness, and preach the baptism of repentance for the remission of sins. Mark 1:5 And there went out unto him all the land of Judæa, and they of Jerusalem, and were all baptized of him in the river of Jordan, confessing their sins. Mark 1:6 And John was clothed with camel’s hair, and with a girdle of a skin about his loins; and he did eat locusts and wild honey; Mark 1:7 And preached, saying, There cometh one mightier than I after me, the latchet of whose shoes I am not worthy to stoop down and unloose. Mark 1:8 I indeed have baptized you with water: but he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost. Mark 1:9 And it came to pass in those days, that Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee, and was baptized of John in Jordan. Mark 1:10 And straightway coming up out of the water, he saw the heavens opened, and the Spirit like a dove descending upon him: Mark 1:11 And there came a voice from heaven, saying, Thou art my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased. I John 1:26 I John 1:27 not that you can fill my place but only that I think you rather more fit for it than any one whom I leave. Now do not yield to temptation and say you cannot, but "if you love me keep my commandments"John 14:15 ¶If ye love me, keep my commandments. The charge is simply this. See that the Christian work of this Church is preserved, and dear Mrs. Whiting will help you. She has qualities of inspiration that are glorious and this is needed Now dear remember that Mrs. Choate is a sisterEditorial Note: Early Christian Scientists often called each other “brother” and “sister.” in our church and doing much good for our cause in selling books and bearing testimony for Christ.

This I beg that you "love one another even as I have loved you"John 13:34 A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another. John 13:35 By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another. John 15:12 This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you. that no root of bitterness springs up among youHeb 12:14 Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord: Heb 12:15 Looking diligently lest any man fail of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up trouble you, and thereby many be defiled; . That no pride comes up or vain inquiry "who shall be greatest"Mark 9:33 ¶And he came to
Capernaum: and being in the house he asked them, What was it that ye disputed among yourselves by the way?
Mark 9:34 But they held their peace: for by the way they had disputed among themselves, who should be the greatest. Mark 9:35 And he sat down, and called the twelve, and saith unto them, If any man desire to be first, the same shall be last of all, and servant of all. Luke 22:24 ¶And there was also a strife among them, which of them should be accounted the greatest. Luke 22:25 And he said unto them, The kings of the Gentiles exercise lordship over them; and they that exercise authority upon them are called benefactors. Luke 22:26 But ye shall not be so: but he that is greatest among you, let him be as the younger; and he that is chief, as he that doth serve. Luke 22:27 For whether is greater, he that sitteth at meat, or he that serveth? is not he that sitteth at meat? but I am among you as he that serveth.
but remember I have made myself the servant that I might lead others to ChristI Cor 9:19 For though I be free from all men, yet have I made myself servant unto all, that I might gain the more. I Cor 9:20 And unto the Jews I became as a Jew, that I might gain the Jews; to them that are under the law, as under the law, that I might gain them that are under the law; I Cor 9:21 To them that are without law, as without law, (being not without law to God, but under the law to Christ,) that I might gain them that are without law. I Cor 9:22 To the weak became I as weak, that I might gain the weak: I am made all things to all men, that I might by all means save some. I Cor 9:23 And this I do for the gospel’s sake, that I might be partaker thereof with you.

Farewell. May our fatherEditorial Note: God bring us together again to cooperate in this cause

Lovingly
M B G Eddy

written on leaving Lynn for Washington for a time