Accession: L10638
Editorial Title: Mary Baker Eddy to James Ackland, January 21, 1880
Author: Mary Baker Eddy 
Recipient: James Ackland 
Date: January 21, 1880 - archivist estimate
Manuscript Description: Handwritten by Mary Baker Eddy on lined paper.
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Your kind letter and beautiful cardsEditorial Note: James Ackland had sent Mary Baker Eddy a package of cards on which he had printed her spiritual interpretation of the Lord’s Prayer. came duly, for which please accept ourEditorial Note: Mary Baker Eddy and Asa Gilbert Eddy sincere thanks

If the type is taken down do not trouble yourself to set it again for my orderEditorial Note: James Ackland had sent Mary Baker Eddy a package of cards on which he had printed her spiritual interpretation of the Lord’s Prayer. She had ordered more of them from him.. I am so harassed I can only work on Sunday.

Ever since we came to Boston it has been one line of persecution from those inhumans

Our first residence on West Newton we kept but a few weeks, although the lady agreed to rent us the rooms until spring but after we had got all our furniture boxes etc there and set up, she gave us a notice to give up our rooms, and shut off the heat

We moved to Springfield St I wrote a lease for our rooms they signed it and after we got all moved and before a week had elapsed they gave us a request to vacate My husband looked for his lease and lo! it was gone, he had left it in his coat pocket and hung his coat on the hat-tree in the lower hall! So it has gone on from one step to another. We are now looking for rooms, all our time is taken up in this way. I expected this when we came unless the students did their duty and went to head quarters. I am increasing my sabbath hearers and they tell me we could build up very fast but for this unheard off abuse. I have not spoken from notes but once We had the silent mental sacramentEditorial Note: Mary Baker Eddy’s concept of Holy Communion involved silent prayer and self-examination instead of partaking of outward symbols of bread and wine. on the first Sabbath in Jan,—two were then added to our Church.

The lookers on said it was very impressive, some said solemn, some sublime. I often wish you and dear Mr. Buswell were with us. Remember our love to him when you write. I have taken nothing for my Sunday services and had but one small class since you were here. Our expenses are great we can't hold out so much longer. Enough of this. Are you happy, and without doubt doing good as usual. I wish you would go to healing. Please write soon and excuse usEditorial Note: Mary Baker Eddy and Asa Gilbert Eddy for bad correspondents

Affectionately
M B Glover Eddy
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Your kind letter and beautiful cardsEditorial Note: James Ackland had sent Mary Baker Eddy a package of cards on which he had printed her spiritual interpretation of the Lord’s Prayer. came duly, for which please accept ourEditorial Note: Mary Baker Eddy and Asa Gilbert Eddy my sincere thanks

If the type is taken down do not trouble yourself to set it again for my orderEditorial Note: James Ackland had sent Mary Baker Eddy a package of cards on which he had printed her spiritual interpretation of the Lord’s Prayer. She had ordered more of them from him.. I am so harassed I can only work on Sunday.

Ever since we came to Boston it has been one line of persecution from those inhumans

Our first residence on West Newton we kept but a few weeks, although the lady agreed to rent us the rooms until spring but after we had got all our furniture boxes etc there and set up, she gave us a notice to give up our rooms, and shut off the heat

We moved to Springfield St I wrote a lease for our rooms they signed it and after we got all moved and before a week had elapsed they gave us a request to vacate My husband looked for his lease and lo! it was gone, he had left it in his coat pocket and hung his coat on the hat-tree in the lower hall! So it has gone on from one step to another. We are now looking for rooms, all our time is taken up in this way. I expected this when we came unless the students did their duty and went to head quarters. I am increasing my sabbath hearers and they tell me we could build up very fast but for this unheard off abuse. I have not spoken from notes but once We had the silent mental sacramentEditorial Note: Mary Baker Eddy’s concept of Holy Communion involved silent prayer and self-examination instead of partaking of outward symbols of bread and wine. on the first Sabbath in Jan,—two were then added to our Church.

The lookers on said it was very impressive, some said some solemn, some sublime. I often wish you and dear Mr. Buswell were with us. Remember our love to him when you write. I have taken nothing for my Sunday services and had but one a small class since you were here. Our expenses are great we can't hold out so much longer. Enough of this. Are you happy, and without doubt and doing good as usual. I wish you would go to healing. Please write soon and excuse usEditorial Note: Mary Baker Eddy and Asa Gilbert Eddy for bad correspondents

Affectionately
M B Glover Eddy