Accession: L07802
Editorial Title: Mary Baker Eddy to Sarah O. Bagley, December 13, 1872
Author: Mary Baker Eddy 
Recipient: Sarah O. Bagley 
Date: December 13, 1872
Manuscript Description: Handwritten in purple ink by Mary Baker Eddy on lined paper.
Archival Note: The year given to this letter has been assigned based on Eddy's reference to 1872 in the text.
Related Topic: For other letters by Eddy related to her asking students for a percentage of money earned from their healing practice, see L08318Click link to view L08318 document in new window, L08313Click link to view L08313 document in new window, and L08314Click link to view L08314 document in new window. To read letters to Eddy on this topic, see 144.23.001Click link to view 144.23.001 document in new window and 144.23.002Click link to view 144.23.002 document in new window.
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L07802
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Dear Sarah,

I write you a line this beautiful morning to give you my address to forward your yearly percentageEditorial Note: Eddy asked many of her early students for a percentage of what they earned as Christian Science practitioners., and I will receipt to you the first day of Jan. and you can send me at your convenient opportunity the amount due in a post Office order: if there is anything to pay on it take it out of my bill

Also if you will forward your agreement to me I will abate the amount of percentage one half after this year 1872 you writing the same form of agreement and affixing your signature and sending it to me, then I will forward the agreementAs Written:areemat to you I should be pleased to see you if you can call on me at my place of residence although my time is occupied fully I have a very nice time this winter everything so quiet pleasant scientific and comfortable I have a better opportunity to write than ever before and can go into Boston and meet my engagements there very easily. The coach passes my door to the Depot. I am withEditorial Note: Dorcas Rawson lived at 78 Chestnut Street in Lynn, Massachusetts. Eddy lived with Rawson for two months at the time she wrote this letter. one of my students and her Mother She is a growing student and I think you would like her much

I hope you are growing in Love Wisdom and Truth I have never since my first perceptions of God in science gained the understanding I have this year past and been able to so sift The tares from the wheatMatt 13:24 ¶Another parable put he forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is likened unto a man which sowed good seed in his field: Matt 13:25 But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way. Matt 13:26 But when the blade was sprung up, and brought forth fruit, then appeared the tares also. Matt 13:27 So the servants of the householder came and said unto him, Sir, didst not thou sow good seed in thy field? from whence then hath it tares? Matt 13:28 He said unto them, An enemy hath done this. The servants said unto him, Wilt thou then that we go and gather them up? Matt 13:29 But he said, Nay; lest while ye gather up the tares, ye root up also the wheat with them. Matt 13:30 Let both grow together until the harvest: and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather ye together first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them: but gather the wheat into my barn. Matt 13:31 ¶Another parable put he forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is like to a grain of mustard seed, which a man took, and sowed in his field: Matt 13:32 Which indeed is the least of all seeds: but when it is grown, it is the greatest among herbs, and becometh a tree, so that the birds of the air come and lodge in the branches thereof. Matt 13:33 ¶Another parable spake he unto them; The kingdom of heaven is like unto leaven, which a woman took, and hid in three measures of meal, till the whole was leavened. Matt 13:34 All these things spake Jesus unto the multitude in parables; and without a parable spake he not unto them: Matt 13:35 That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying, I will open my mouth in parables; I will utter things which have been kept secret from the foundation of the world. Matt 13:36 Then Jesus sent the multitude away, and went into the house: and his disciples came unto him, saying, Declare unto us the parable of the tares of the field. Matt 13:37 He answered and said unto them, He that soweth the good seed is the Son of man; Matt 13:38 The field is the world; the good seed are the children of the kingdom; but the tares are the children of the wicked one; Matt 13:39 The enemy that sowed them is the devil; the harvest is the end of the world; and the reapers are the angels. Matt 13:40 As therefore the tares are gathered and burned in the fire; so shall it be in the end of this world. Matt 13:41 The Son of man shall send forth his angels, and they shall gather out of his kingdom all things that offend, and them which do iniquity; Matt 13:42 And shall cast them into a furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth. Matt 13:43 Then shall the righteous shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. Who hath ears to hear, let him hear.

In haste
Yours
M M B Glover

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I have just thought perhaps it is not safe to send by P. O. I have had letters taken out of the Office lately when they can be proved to have arrived here No one here has any business connected with my letters and I am going to attend to this soon. You can forward by Express and write me when you send and by what express

Again M

L07802
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Dear Sarah,

I write you a line this beautiful morning to give you my address to forward your yearly percentageEditorial Note: Eddy asked many of her early students for a percentage of what they earned as Christian Science practitioners., and I will receipt to you the first day of Jan. and you can send me at your convenient opportunity the amount due in a post Office order: if there is anything to pay on it take it out of my bill

Also if you will forward your agreement to me I will abate the amount of percentage one half after this year 1872 you writing the same form of agreement and affixing your signature and sending it to me, then I will forward my the areematCorrected:agreement to you I should be pleased to see you if you can call on me at my place of residence although my time is occupied fully I have a very nice time this winter everything so quiet pleasant scientific and comfortable I have a better opportunity to write than ever before and can go into Boston and meet my engagements there very easily. The coach passes my door to the Depot. I am withEditorial Note: Dorcas Rawson lived at 78 Chestnut Street in Lynn, Massachusetts. Eddy lived with Rawson for two months at the time she wrote this letter. one of my students and her Mother She is a growing student and I think you would like her much Those

I hope you are growing in Love Wisdom and Truth I have never since my first perceptions of God in science gained the understanding I have this year past and been able to so sift Yours The tares from the wheatMatt 13:24 ¶Another parable put he forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is likened unto a man which sowed good seed in his field: Matt 13:25 But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way. Matt 13:26 But when the blade was sprung up, and brought forth fruit, then appeared the tares also. Matt 13:27 So the servants of the householder came and said unto him, Sir, didst not thou sow good seed in thy field? from whence then hath it tares? Matt 13:28 He said unto them, An enemy hath done this. The servants said unto him, Wilt thou then that we go and gather them up? Matt 13:29 But he said, Nay; lest while ye gather up the tares, ye root up also the wheat with them. Matt 13:30 Let both grow together until the harvest: and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather ye together first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them: but gather the wheat into my barn. Matt 13:31 ¶Another parable put he forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is like to a grain of mustard seed, which a man took, and sowed in his field: Matt 13:32 Which indeed is the least of all seeds: but when it is grown, it is the greatest among herbs, and becometh a tree, so that the birds of the air come and lodge in the branches thereof. Matt 13:33 ¶Another parable spake he unto them; The kingdom of heaven is like unto leaven, which a woman took, and hid in three measures of meal, till the whole was leavened. Matt 13:34 All these things spake Jesus unto the multitude in parables; and without a parable spake he not unto them: Matt 13:35 That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying, I will open my mouth in parables; I will utter things which have been kept secret from the foundation of the world. Matt 13:36 Then Jesus sent the multitude away, and went into the house: and his disciples came unto him, saying, Declare unto us the parable of the tares of the field. Matt 13:37 He answered and said unto them, He that soweth the good seed is the Son of man; Matt 13:38 The field is the world; the good seed are the children of the kingdom; but the tares are the children of the wicked one; Matt 13:39 The enemy that sowed them is the devil; the harvest is the end of the world; and the reapers are the angels. Matt 13:40 As therefore the tares are gathered and burned in the fire; so shall it be in the end of this world. Matt 13:41 The Son of man shall send forth his angels, and they shall gather out of his kingdom all things that offend, and them which do iniquity; Matt 13:42 And shall cast them into a furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth. Matt 13:43 Then shall the righteous shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. Who hath ears to hear, let him hear.

In haste
Yours
M M B Glover

Turn over

I have just thought perhaps it is not safe to send by P. O. I have had letters taken out of the Office lately when they can be proved to have arrived here No one here has any business connected with my letters and I am going to attend to this soon. You can forward by Express and write me when you send and by what express

Again M