Accession: L08739
Editorial Title: Mary Baker Eddy to Anna I. Kingsbury, February 22, 1877
Author: Mary Baker Eddy 
Recipient: Anna I. Kingsbury 
Date: February 22, 1877 - archivist estimate
Manuscript Description: Handwritten by Mary Baker Eddy on lined paper.
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I fear you will be greatly disappointed at this letter but I feel it a duty to write on the subject. I heard from Miss Rawson Your husband was not well, subject to nervous attacks and this was not known to me before Now let me state the case to you. I am not able at present to take an invalid, since the bookEditorial Note: Science and Health. It was published on October 30, 1875. has been issued so many minds that are sick in belief are constantly fastened on me do not feel as if I could bear up under a single additional load, and you do not want to lose me quite yet, I find my efforts to start the cause are as much if not more needed now than ever they were. What I think best is for your husband to put himself in the care of some practicing student until he masters the nervous affection and then come into my class; more than half of the advantage of this study is lost if students do not heal themselves after they know how or not healed while they are studying

It gives a disadvantageous idea of the science, very, to have students sick or not in practice; and as I am a steward put in trust with my Lords goodsMatt 25:14 ¶For the kingdom of heaven is as a man travelling into a far country, who called his own servants, and delivered unto them his goods. Matt 25:15 And unto one he gave five talents, to another two, and to another one; to every man according to his several ability; and straightway took his journey. Matt 25:16 Then he that had received the five talents went and traded with the same, and made them other five talents. Matt 25:17 And likewise he that had received two, he also gained other two. Matt 25:18 But he that had received one went and digged in the earth, and hid his lord’s money. Matt 25:19 After a long time the lord of those servants cometh, and reckoneth with them. Matt 25:20 And so he that had received five talents came and brought other five talents, saying, Lord, thou deliveredst unto me five talents: behold, I have gained beside them five talents more. Matt 25:21 His lord said unto him, Well done, thou good and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord. Matt 25:22 He also that had received two talents came and said, Lord, thou deliveredst unto me two talents: behold, I have gained two other talents beside them. Matt 25:23 His lord said unto him, Well done, good and faithful servant; thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord. Matt 25:24 Then he which had received the one talent came and said, Lord, I knew thee that thou art an hard man, reaping where thou hast not sown, and gathering where thou hast not strawed: Matt 25:25 And I was afraid, and went and hid thy talent in the earth: lo, there thou hast that is thine. Matt 25:26 His lord answered and said unto him, Thou wicked and slothful servant, thou knewest that I reap where I sowed not, and gather where I have not strawed: Matt 25:27 Thou oughtest therefore to have put my money to the exchangers, and then at my coming I should have received mine own with usury. Matt 25:28 Take therefore the talent from him, and give it unto him which hath ten talents. Matt 25:29 For unto every one that hath shall be given, and he shall have abundance: but from him that hath not shall be taken away even that which he hath. Matt 25:30 And cast ye the unprofitable servant into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth. I must act wisely and faithfully in teaching others.

I named these things to Mrs Bixby in a similar case, I had told her I would take her husband to study, and mean to at some time, but as he is not quite well yet she decided after I explained to her as I have to you not to have him come at present.

With love to you and respects to him

I am Truly and Affectionately
Mary M B Glover
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I fear you will be greatly disappointed at this letter but I feel it a duty to write on the subject. I heard from Miss Rawson Your husband was not well, subject to nervous attacks and this was not known to me before Now let me state the case to you. I am not able at present to take an invalid, since the bookEditorial Note: Science and Health. It was published on October 30, 1875. has been issued so many minds that are sick in belief are constantly fastened on me do not feel as if I could bear up under a single additional load, and you do not want to lose me quite yet, I find my efforts to start the cause are as much if not more needed now than ever they were. What I think best is for your husband to put himself in the care of some practicing student until he masters the nervous affection and then come into my class; more than half of the advantage of this study is lost if a students does not heal themselves after they knows how or are not healed while they are studying

It gives a disadvantageous idea of the science, very, to have students sick or not in practice; and as I am a steward put in trust with my Lords goodsMatt 25:14 ¶For the kingdom of heaven is as a man travelling into a far country, who called his own servants, and delivered unto them his goods. Matt 25:15 And unto one he gave five talents, to another two, and to another one; to every man according to his several ability; and straightway took his journey. Matt 25:16 Then he that had received the five talents went and traded with the same, and made them other five talents. Matt 25:17 And likewise he that had received two, he also gained other two. Matt 25:18 But he that had received one went and digged in the earth, and hid his lord’s money. Matt 25:19 After a long time the lord of those servants cometh, and reckoneth with them. Matt 25:20 And so he that had received five talents came and brought other five talents, saying, Lord, thou deliveredst unto me five talents: behold, I have gained beside them five talents more. Matt 25:21 His lord said unto him, Well done, thou good and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord. Matt 25:22 He also that had received two talents came and said, Lord, thou deliveredst unto me two talents: behold, I have gained two other talents beside them. Matt 25:23 His lord said unto him, Well done, good and faithful servant; thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord. Matt 25:24 Then he which had received the one talent came and said, Lord, I knew thee that thou art an hard man, reaping where thou hast not sown, and gathering where thou hast not strawed: Matt 25:25 And I was afraid, and went and hid thy talent in the earth: lo, there thou hast that is thine. Matt 25:26 His lord answered and said unto him, Thou wicked and slothful servant, thou knewest that I reap where I sowed not, and gather where I have not strawed: Matt 25:27 Thou oughtest therefore to have put my money to the exchangers, and then at my coming I should have received mine own with usury. Matt 25:28 Take therefore the talent from him, and give it unto him which hath ten talents. Matt 25:29 For unto every one that hath shall be given, and he shall have abundance: but from him that hath not shall be taken away even that which he hath. Matt 25:30 And cast ye the unprofitable servant into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth. I must act wisely and faithfully in teaching others.

I named these things to Mrs Bixby in a similar case, I had told her I would take her husband to study, and mean to at some time, but as he is not quite well yet she decided after I explained to her as I have to you not to have him come at present.

With love to you and respects to him

I am Truly and Affectionately
Mary M B Glover