Accession: L11165
Editorial Title: Mary Baker Eddy to George Prescott, May 12, 1878
Author: Mary Baker Eddy 
Recipient: George Prescott 
Date: May 12, 1878
Manuscript Description: Handwritten by Mary Baker Eddy on lined paper.
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Dear Student,

I hope you will write us often and let us hear regarding your practice and success. Mrs Rice's sister wrote her and told her you were there, and she hoped would cure them all; named a patient that Mrs. Rice had tried on and did not cure, and said she wished you would take that patient; but I think it is not best for your success in working up a practice to take such difficult cases at first unless you, see from the individuals they are very susceptible to the treatment, and if so, Handshift:L. Lucretia S. Brownsuch a Handshift:Mary Baker Eddycase will be the very one to do you credit when you heal it, because it was considered hopeless. We have a terrible struggle with error. Miss. Brown is the victimEditorial Note: This is probably a reference to what became known as the "Salem Witchcraft Trial of 1878," in which Lucretia L. Brown brought suit against Daniel H. Spofford for mental malpractice directed against Brown. The suit was not successful., and several others of this wretched mesmerismEditorial Note: Eddy believed Daniel H. Spofford to be engaging in mesmerism and "mental malpractice," not only against her, but also against other Christian Scientists.. Mr. Arens wished me to have you influence his brother to come back to MassachusettsAs Written:Mass. but not to let him know that Arens here told so. He thinks it would be much better for him and was never willing he says to have him go to California alone. All the influence we can give to help you to get patients, such as are desirable, we shall certainly exert My husband sends love and is hoping to hear from you very soon

Truly and ever your friend
M B. Glover Eddy

I made a mistake in the last letter or address, not to give you the title of DrEditorial Note: Prescott did not have a medical degree, but, in the nineteenth century, individuals engaged in various "healing arts" were often called "Doctor." Please pardon I had been accustomed to write it so was the cause

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Dear Student,

I hope you will write us often and let us hear regarding your practice and success. Mrs Rice's sister wrote her and told her you were there, and she hoped would cure them all; named a patient that Mrs. Rice had tried on and did not cure, and said she wished you would take that patient; but I think it is not best for your success in working up a practice to take such difficult cases at first unless you, see from the individuals they are very susceptible to the treatment, and if so, this Handshift:L. Lucretia S. Brownsuch a Handshift:Mary Baker Eddycase will be the very one to do you credit when you heal it, because it was considered hopeless. We have a terrible struggle with error. Miss. Brown is the victimEditorial Note: This is probably a reference to what became known as the "Salem Witchcraft Trial of 1878," in which Lucretia L. Brown brought suit against Daniel H. Spofford for mental malpractice directed against Brown. The suit was not successful., and several others of this wretched mesmerismEditorial Note: Eddy believed Daniel H. Spofford to be engaging in mesmerism and "mental malpractice," not only against her, but also against other Christian Scientists.. Mr. Arens wished me to have you influence his brother to come back to Mass.Expanded:Massachusetts but not to let him know that Arens here told so. He thinks it would be much better for him and was never willing he says to have him go to California alone. All the influence we can give to help you to get patients, such as are desirable, we shall certainly exert My husband sends love and is hoping to hear from you very soon

Truly and ever your friend
M B. Glover Eddy

I made a mistake in the last letter or address, not to give you the title of DrEditorial Note: Prescott did not have a medical degree, but, in the nineteenth century, individuals engaged in various "healing arts" were often called "Doctor." Please pardon I had been accustomed to write it so was the cause