Accession: L12625
Editorial Title: Mary Baker Eddy to James Ackland, February 6, 1882
Author: Mary Baker Eddy 
Recipient: James Ackland 
Date: February 6, 1882 - archivist estimate
Manuscript Description: Handwritten in ink by Mary Baker Eddy on lined paper.
Editorial Note: This letter was sent during Mary Baker Eddy's trip to Washington, D.C., and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
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My very dear Student

Your lineEditorial Note: This letter is not extant. to my husband was a sweet morsel to strangers and PilgrimsHeb 11:8 By faith Abraham, when he was called to go out into a place which he should after receive for an inheritance, obeyed; and he went out, not knowing whither he went. Heb 11:9 By faith he sojourned in the land of promise, as in a strange country, dwelling in tabernacles with Isaac and Jacob, the heirs with him of the same promise: Heb 11:10 For he looked for a city which hath foundations, whose builder and maker is God. Heb 11:11 Through faith also Sara herself received strength to conceive seed, and was delivered of a child when she was past age, because she judged him faithful who had promised. Heb 11:12 Therefore sprang there even of one, and him as good as dead, so many as the stars of the sky in multitude, and as the sand which is by the sea shore innumerable. Heb 11:13 These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off, and were persuaded of them, and embraced them, and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth. Heb 11:14 For they that say such things declare plainly that they seek a country. Heb 11:15 And truly, if they had been mindful of that country from whence they came out, they might have had opportunity to have returned. Heb 11:16 But now they desire a better country, that is, an heavenly: wherefore God is not ashamed to be called their God: for he hath prepared for them a city. . The old faces, the familiar thoughts I do so cling to I fear I never shall make a good traveler As Written: traveller I have taken it for granted that I may answer a portion of your letter that which relates to Dr.Editorial Note: George D. Choate did not have a medical degree, but in the nineteenth century, persons practicing various “healing arts” were often called “doctor.” C— It is not safe to have him go to PEditorial Note: Probably Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.. He is in a sad state yields so much to the tempter His wife told me when I was there she should have to give up getting him patients he so neglected them and every time injured the causeEditorial Note: The Cause of Christian Science I pity him from the depths As Written: depts of my heart but can do no more than I have done for him It is demonology and his old appetite for liquor that they bring back He would do well but for them. We have met the same experience before

The people here are getting interested An M. D. has endorsed me here and I think you will sometime enter upon this grand labor with joy

Ever the same
M B G E

My husband and me both hope you will write often

Please subscribe this envelope to Mrs C. A. Fifield Pleasant St. Salem Mass.

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My very dear Student

Your lineEditorial Note: This letter is not extant. to my husband was a sweet morsel to strangers and PilgrimsHeb 11:8 By faith Abraham, when he was called to go out into a place which he should after receive for an inheritance, obeyed; and he went out, not knowing whither he went. Heb 11:9 By faith he sojourned in the land of promise, as in a strange country, dwelling in tabernacles with Isaac and Jacob, the heirs with him of the same promise: Heb 11:10 For he looked for a city which hath foundations, whose builder and maker is God. Heb 11:11 Through faith also Sara herself received strength to conceive seed, and was delivered of a child when she was past age, because she judged him faithful who had promised. Heb 11:12 Therefore sprang there even of one, and him as good as dead, so many as the stars of the sky in multitude, and as the sand which is by the sea shore innumerable. Heb 11:13 These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off, and were persuaded of them, and embraced them, and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth. Heb 11:14 For they that say such things declare plainly that they seek a country. Heb 11:15 And truly, if they had been mindful of that country from whence they came out, they might have had opportunity to have returned. Heb 11:16 But now they desire a better country, that is, an heavenly: wherefore God is not ashamed to be called their God: for he hath prepared for them a city. . The old faces, the familiar thoughts I do so cling to I fear I never shall make a good traveller Corrected: traveler I have taken it for granted that I may answer a portion of your letter that which relates to Dr.Editorial Note: George D. Choate did not have a medical degree, but in the nineteenth century, persons practicing various “healing arts” were often called “doctor.” C— It is not safe to have him go to PEditorial Note: Probably Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.. He is in a sad state yields so much to the tempter His wife told me when I was there she should have to give up getting him patients he so neglected them and every time injured the causeEditorial Note: The Cause of Christian Science I pity him from the depts Corrected: depths of my heart but can do no more than I have done for him It is demonology and his old appetite for liquor that they bring back He would do well but for them. We have met the same experience before

The people here are getting interested An M. D. has endorsed me here and I think you will sometime enter upon this grand labor with joy

Ever the same
M B G E

My husband and me both hope you will write often

Please subscribe this envelope to Mrs C. A. Fifield Pleasant St. Salem Mass.