Accession: L11258
Editorial Title: Mary Baker Eddy to Alexander H. Tilton, September 9, 1876
Author: Mary Baker Eddy 
Recipient: Alexander H. Tilton 
Date: September 9, 1876
Manuscript Description: Handwritten by Mary Baker Eddy on lined paper.
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Dear Brother

It rains today in Lynn and so I have not so many callers and can take a little time to talk with you away up in New HampshireAs Written:hampshire. I hope you are at home this dull day with Abi so she will not be alone, and more, I sincerely hope the gloom of your silent house is less to you both every day, until time the friend of man, shall dull the sharp sense of your lossEditorial Note: The Tilton’s only daughter had recently died, and their son had died in 1870. and yield its only recompense, strength to rise above it.

Surely you have blessings left that others have not, and think of this, and be thankful, even though it is for nothing. There is a serene, resolute and still joy, in courage to meet and conquer all we have laid upon us; your fortitude was beautiful, and will help you to live on and love the dear past for what it gave, and to meet the future with reconciliation. Come and see me when you can and you will always find the string out side the latchEditorial Note: A door locked with a latch could be opened by pulling on a string. The string could be inside the door or out. It was put outside the door to enable a visitor to open the door from outside. “The latch string is always out” is a phrase indicating that a visitor is always welcome in one’s home.. O! that makes me think of the "cot where I was born"Editorial Note: This is a reference to a popular nineteenth century song titled “The Cot Where I Was Born.” Now write me, and I shall laugh to think of your doing such a thing.

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Dear Brother

It rains today in Lynn and so I have not so many callers and can take a little time to talk with you away up in New hampshireCorrected:Hampshire. I hope you are at home this dull day with Abi so she will not be alone, and more, I sincerely hope the gloom of your silent house is less to you both every day, until time the friend of man, shall dull the sharp sense of your lossEditorial Note: The Tilton’s only daughter had recently died, and their son had died in 1870. and yield its only recompense, strength to rise above it.

Surely you have blessings left that others have not, and think of this, and be thankful, even though it is for nothing. There is a serene, resolute and still joy, in courage to meet and conquer all we have laid upon us; your fortitude was beautiful, and will help you to live on and love the dear past for what it gave, and to meet the future with reconciliation. Come and see me when you can and you will always find the string out side the latchEditorial Note: A door locked with a latch could be opened by pulling on a string. The string could be inside the door or out. It was put outside the door to enable a visitor to open the door from outside. “The latch string is always out” is a phrase indicating that a visitor is always welcome in one’s home.. O! that makes me think of the "cot where I was born"Editorial Note: This is a reference to a popular nineteenth century song titled “The Cot Where I Was Born.” Now write me, and I shall laugh to think of your doing such a thing.