Accession: L12623
Editorial Title: Mary Baker Eddy to James Ackland, August 19, 1880
Author: Mary Baker Eddy 
Recipient: James Ackland 
Date: August 19, 1880 - archivist estimate
Manuscript Description: Handwritten by Mary Baker Eddy on lined paper.
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My dear Student,

Before I forget it, I wish to say, weEditorial Note: Mary Baker Eddy and Asa Gilbert Eddy had a letterEditorial Note: This letter is not extant. from Mr. Buswell last week. He As Written: he was well, named the payment of some arrears in tuition but you had spoken of that before. You say sometime you will give the science of Mental HealingEditorial Note: Christian Science a fair trial. I hope you will, others not nearly as fitted to practice have succeeded to the astonishment of all who knew them; but every student has now to run the gauntlet, it is useless to deny this or doubt it; we have more evidence of it than when you were here even.

About house-hunting, I think you had better not try again.Editorial Note: James Ackland lived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and it appears that Mary Baker Eddy and Asa Gilbert Eddy at some point considered moving there and had asked Ackland to look for housing for them. I begin to believe it is not best for me to go there at present or my way would not always be hedged upHosea 2:6 . I have a good student, a noble man who would gladly go into practice in your vicinityEditorial Note: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and then your "friend" could see "more" of the workings of this great curative agentEditorial Note: Christian Science I wish you would make a little effort to see if he could have a few patients to start with. I know you would like him He is educated and faithful, true-hearted and no coward morally. I will defer going thereEditorial Note: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania this Autumn and perhaps if my student above named—Mr. J. C. Howard 10 Atherton St Boston Highlands—goes there your friend will wish to study by another spring.

You can address him at that place on this subject for the present. I told him I should write you.

Husband wishes to be remembered. I am no worse and perhaps no better, but "by the grace of God I am what I amI Cor 15:9 For I am the least of the apostles, that am not meet to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God. "

Yours as ever
M B G Eddy

N. B.Editorial Note: Nota Bene Please keep all perfectly silent

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My dear Student,

Before I forget it, I wish to say, weEditorial Note: Mary Baker Eddy and Asa Gilbert Eddy had a letterEditorial Note: This letter is not extant. from Mr. Buswell last week. he Corrected: He was well, named the payment of some arrears in tuition but you had spoken of that before. You say sometime you will give the science of Mental HealingEditorial Note: Christian Science a fair trial. I hope you will, others not nearly as fitted to practice have succeeded to the astonishment of all who knew them; but every student has now to run the gauntlet, it is useless to deny this or doubt it; we have more evidence of it than when you were here even.

About house-hunting, I think you had better not try again.Editorial Note: James Ackland lived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and it appears that Mary Baker Eddy and Asa Gilbert Eddy at some point considered moving there and had asked Ackland to look for housing for them. I begin to believe it is not best for me to go there at present or my way would not always be hedged upHosea 2:6 . I have a good student, a noble man who would gladly go into practice in your vicinityEditorial Note: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and then your "friend" could see "more" of the workings of this great curative agentEditorial Note: Christian Science I wish you would make a little effort to see if he could have a few patients to start with. I know you would like him He is educated and faithful, true-hearted and no coward morally. I will defer going thereEditorial Note: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania this Autumn and perhaps if my student above named—Mr. J. C. Howard 10 Atherton St Boston Highlands—goes there your friend will wish to study by another spring.

You can address him at that place on this subject for the present. I told him I should write you.

Husband wishes to be remembered. I am no worse and perhaps no better, but "by the grace of God I am what I amI Cor 15:9 For I am the least of the apostles, that am not meet to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God. "

Yours as ever
M B G Eddy

N. B.Editorial Note: Nota Bene Please keep all perfectly silent