Accession: L08656
Editorial Title: Mary Baker Eddy to James C. Howard, July 27, 1880
Author: Mary Baker Eddy 
Recipient: James C. Howard 
Date: July 27, 1880 - archivist estimate
Manuscript Description: Handwritten by Mary Baker Eddy on lined paper.
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Dear friends,

Is there quiet on the PotomacEditorial Note: Dispatches from Major-General George McClellan during the Civil War sometimes included a statement that things were “all quiet along the Potomac.” The phrase was also sometimes used in newspaper articles reporting on the war. Eddy’s phrase here might also be an allusion to a poem by Ethel Lynn Beers titled “All Quiet on the Potomac Tonight.” It was originally published in Harper's Weekly in 1861 as The Picket Guard.? He leadeth me into green pastures beside the still waters.Ps 23:2 He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. We have fought the beasts of EphesusI Cor 15:32 If after the manner of men I have fought with beasts at Ephesus, what advantageth it me, if the dead rise not? let us eat and drink; for to-morrow we die. and the was the severest tigress but we have conquered through Truth You can and will it is only a question of time "You run well" and who shall hinder youGal 5:7 Ye did run well; who did hinder you that ye should not obey the truth? reaching the goal God will bless you abundantly yet and the election of his love is more ominous than the coming candidate of this nationEditorial Note: Possibly a reference to the presidential election of 1880, in which Republican James A. Garfield was running against Democrat Winfield Scott Hancock. Bon soirEditorial Note: Bonsoir, meaning “good evening.” Love to dear wife

Yours ever
M—

Another word "I have to say to thee" Write all about everything when you have convenient opportunityAs Written: oppertunity,, next Wed. I hope you will be in the chair of your illustrious predecessor!!

Be sure and announce the vote I proposed. Before I left, I said to Mrs C., "if one clause was out of the by-lawsAs Written:bye laws (that is useless for I never have read it) H. B. would join the Assn. and he would take the Presidency" That was why she kept back the vote. Poor fly! he is in the spiders web. Can't you hint cautiously, his danger to him He no doubt thinks IdaEditorial Note: Possibly a reference to Clara E. Choate’s sister, Ida Childs. is virtuous but we know to the contrary but do not bring us into the question I know you would not

L08656
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Dear friends,

Is there quiet on the PotomacEditorial Note: Dispatches from Major-General George McClellan during the Civil War sometimes included a statement that things were “all quiet along the Potomac.” The phrase was also sometimes used in newspaper articles reporting on the war. Eddy’s phrase here might also be an allusion to a poem by Ethel Lynn Beers titled “All Quiet on the Potomac Tonight.” It was originally published in Harper's Weekly in 1861 as The Picket Guard.? He leadeth me into green pastures beside the still waters.Ps 23:2 He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. We have fought the beasts of EphesusI Cor 15:32 If after the manner of men I have fought with beasts at Ephesus, what advantageth it me, if the dead rise not? let us eat and drink; for to-morrow we die. and the was the severest tigress but we have conquered through Truth You can and will it is only a question of time "You run well" and who shall hinder youGal 5:7 Ye did run well; who did hinder you that ye should not obey the truth? from reaching the goal God will bless you abundantly yet and the election of his love is more ominous than the coming candidate of this nationEditorial Note: Possibly a reference to the presidential election of 1880, in which Republican James A. Garfield was running against Democrat Winfield Scott Hancock. Bon soirEditorial Note: Bonsoir, meaning “good evening.” Love to dear wife

Yours ever
M—

Another word "I have to say to thee" Write all about everything when you have convenient oppertunity,Corrected: opportunity, next Wed. I hope you will be in the chair of your illustrious predecessor!!

Be sure and announce the vote I proposed. Before I left, I said to Mrs C., "if one clause was out of the bye lawsCorrected:by-laws (that is useless for I never have read it) H. B. would join the Assn. and he would take the Presidency" That was why she kept back the vote. Poor fly! he is in the spiders web. Can't you hint cautiously, his danger to him He no doubt thinks IdaEditorial Note: Possibly a reference to Clara E. Choate’s sister, Ida Childs. is virtuous but we know to the contrary but do not bring us into the question I know you would not