Accession: L12626
Editorial Title: Mary Baker Eddy to James Ackland, April 10, 1882
Author: Mary Baker Eddy 
Recipient: James Ackland 
Annotator: James Ackland 
Date: April 10, 1882 - archivist estimate
Manuscript Description: Handwritten by Mary Baker Eddy on lined paper with a notation in the handwriting of James Ackland.
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My dear Student,

My days are all passed with company I have no retirement hence the delay to write We tried to get you the GlobeEditorial Note: Boston Globe containing that article but not one was to be had and the one you gave my husband he lost on the way A student has by giving up hers given me one They say one person here bought fifty of the papers to send his friends the Mond. Monday As Written: Mond. after their issue. I was sorry for your feelings but not sorry for your fate “Better endure the ills we have than fly to those we know not of”Editorial Note: This is an allusion to a portion of Hamlet’s “To be, or not to be” soliloquy in Shakespeare’s Hamlet, Act III, Scene I: “… the dread of something after death, the undiscovered country, from whose bourn no traveler returns, puzzles the will, and makes us rather bear those ills we have, than fly to others that we know not of.”

Preached yesterday to a large audience at Hawthorn Rooms from the text “What I do thou knowest not now but shall know hereafter”John 13:1 Now before the feast of the passover, when Jesus knew that his hour was come that he should depart out of this world unto the Father, having loved his own which were in the world, he loved them unto the end. John 13:2 And supper being ended, the devil having now put into the heart of Judas Iscariot, Simon’s son, to betray him; John 13:3 Jesus knowing that the Father had given all things into his hands, and that he was come from God, and went to God; John 13:4 He riseth from supper, and laid aside his garments; and took a towel, and girded himself. John 13:5 After that he poureth water into a basin, and began to wash the disciples’ feet, and to wipe them with the towel wherewith he was girded. John 13:6 Then cometh he to Simon Peter: and Peter saith unto him, Lord, dost thou wash my feet? John 13:7 Jesus answered and said unto him, What I do thou knowest not now; but thou shalt know hereafter. John 13:8 Peter saith unto him, Thou shalt never wash my feet. Jesus answered him, If I wash thee not, thou hast no part with me. John 13:9 Simon Peter saith unto him, Lord, not my feet only, but also my hands and my head. John 13:10 Jesus saith to him, He that is washed needeth not save to wash his feet, but is clean every whit: and ye are clean, but not all. John 13:11 For he knew who should betray him; therefore said he, Ye are not all clean. John 13:12 So after he had washed their feet, and had taken his garments, and was set down again, he said unto them, Know ye what I have done to you? John 13:13 Ye call me Master and Lord: and ye say well; for so I am. John 13:14 If I then, your Lord and Master, have washed your feet; ye also ought to wash one another’s feet. John 13:15 For I have given you an example, that ye should do as I have done to you. John 13:16 Verily, verily, I say unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord; neither he that is sent greater than he that sent him. John 13:17 If ye know these things, happy are ye if ye do them. Spoke mostly of Jesus’s healing that was not understood now but shall be and his Christ-character will then be understood. I wish you could see the wild enthusiasm here over this blessed Truth

The receptionEditorial Note: This is a reference to a reception that was held for Mary Baker Eddy and her husband, Asa Gilbert Eddy after their return from their trip to Washington, D.C., and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. was indeed a splendid affair There was a crown of flowers and on it the word Truth a large cross with the word Love another bed of flowers on green leaves with the motto Welcome This was over the door

The company was so large it took an hour to shake hands we had speeches and then the adieuEditorial Note: French: goodbye This was my entry into JerusalemMatt 21:1 And when they drew nigh unto Jerusalem, and were come to
Bethphage, unto the mount of Olives, then sent Jesus two disciples,
Matt 21:2 Saying unto them, Go into the village over against you, and straightway ye shall find an ass tied, and a colt with her: loose them, and bring them unto me. Matt 21:3 And if any man say aught unto you, ye shall say, The Lord hath need of them, and straightway he will send them. Matt 21:4 All this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying, Matt 21:5 Tell ye the daughter of Sion, Behold, thy King cometh unto thee, meek, and sitting upon an ass, and a colt the foal of an ass. Matt 21:6 And the disciples went, and did as Jesus commanded them, Matt 21:7 And brought the ass, and the colt, and put on them their clothes, and they set him thereon. Matt 21:8 And a very great multitude spread their garments in the way; others cut down branches from the trees, and strawed them in the way. Matt 21:9 And the multitudes that went before, and that followed, cried, saying, Hosanna to the son of David: Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord; Hosanna in the highest. Matt 21:10 And when he was come into Jerusalem, all the city was moved, saying, Who is this? Matt 21:11 And the multitude said, This is Jesus the prophet of Nazareth of Galilee. Mark 11:1 And when they came nigh to Jerusalem, unto
Bethphage and Bethany, at the mount of Olives, he sendeth forth two of his disciples,
Mark 11:2 And saith unto them, Go your way into the village over against you: and as soon as ye be entered into it, ye shall find a colt tied, whereon never man sat; loose him, and bring him. Mark 11:3 And if any man say unto you, Why do ye this? say ye that the Lord hath need of him; and straightway he will send him hither. Mark 11:4 And they went their way, and found the colt tied by the door without in a place where two ways met; and they loose him. Mark 11:5 And certain of them that stood there said unto them, What do ye, loosing the colt? Mark 11:6 And they said unto them even as Jesus had commanded: and they let them go. Mark 11:7 And they brought the colt to Jesus, and cast their garments on him; and he sat upon him. Mark 11:8 And many spread their garments in the way: and others cut down branches off the trees, and strawed them in the way. Mark 11:9 And they that went before, and they that followed, cried, saying, Hosanna; Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord: Mark 11:10 Blessed be the kingdom of our father David, that cometh in the name of the Lord: Hosanna in the highest. Mark 11:11 And Jesus entered into Jerusalem, and into the temple: and when he had looked round about upon all things, and now the eventide was come, he went out unto Bethany with the twelve. Luke 19:28 ¶And when he had thus spoken, he went before, ascending up to Jerusalem. Luke 19:29 And it came to pass, when he was come nigh to Bethphage and Bethany, at the mount called the mount of Olives, he sent two of his disciples, Luke 19:30 Saying, Go ye into the village over against you; in the which at your entering ye shall find a colt tied, whereon yet never man sat: loose him, and bring him hither. Luke 19:31 And if any man ask you, Why do ye loose him? thus shall ye say unto him, Because the Lord hath need of him. Luke 19:32 And they that were sent went their way, and found even as he had said unto them. Luke 19:33 And as they were loosing the colt, the owners thereof said unto them, Why loose ye the colt? Luke 19:34 And they said, The Lord hath need of him. Luke 19:35 And they brought him to Jesus: and they cast their garments upon the colt, and they set Jesus thereon. Luke 19:36 And as he went, they spread their clothes in the way. Luke 19:37 And when he was come nigh, even now at the descent of the mount of Olives, the whole multitude of the disciples began to rejoice and praise God with a loud voice for all the mighty works that they had seen; Luke 19:38 Saying, Blessed be the King that cometh in the name of the Lord: peace in heaven, and glory in the highest. Luke 19:39 And some of the Pharisees from among the multitude said unto him, Master, rebuke thy disciples. Luke 19:40 And he answered and said unto them, I tell you that, if these should hold their peace, the stones would immediately cry out. Luke 19:41 ¶And when he was come near, he beheld the city, and wept over it, Luke 19:42 Saying, If thou hadst known, even thou, at least in this thy day, the things which belong unto thy peace! but now they are hid from thine eyes. Luke 19:43 For the days shall come upon thee, that thine enemies shall cast a trench about thee, and compass thee round, and keep thee in on every side, Luke 19:44 And shall lay thee even with the ground, and thy children within thee; and they shall not leave in thee one stone upon another; because thou knewest not the time of thy visitation. John 12:12 ¶On the next day much people that were come to the feast, when they heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem, John 12:13 Took branches of palm trees, and went forth to meet him, and cried, Hosanna: Blessed is the King of Israel that cometh in the name of the Lord. John 12:14 And Jesus, when he had found a young ass, sat thereon; as it is written, John 12:15 Fear not, daughter of Sion: behold, thy King cometh, sitting on an ass’s colt. John 12:16 These things understood not his disciples at the first: but when Jesus was glorified, then remembered they that these things were written of him, and that they had done these things unto him. John 12:17 The people therefore that was with him when he called Lazarus out of his grave, and raised him from the dead, bare record. John 12:18 For this cause the people also met him, for that they heard that he had done this miracle. John 12:19 The Pharisees therefore said among themselves, Perceive ye how ye prevail nothing? behold, the world is gone after him.
Will it be followed with the cross? Won't As Written: Wont you dear write Buswell & tell him to come to Boston

Excuse paper we have not got settled yet hope to find a tenement to day that suits Dr. Sends love

Ever yours (Write often)
M B G. Eddy
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Handshift:James A. AcklandReturn J. A
Handshift:Mary Baker Eddy
My dear Student,

My days are all passed with company I have no retirement hence the delay to write We tried to get you the GlobeEditorial Note: Boston Globe containing that article but not one was to be had and the one you gave my husband he lost on the way A student has by trying giving up hers given me one They say one person here bought fifty of the papers to send his friends the Mond. Mond. Corrected: Monday after their issue. I was sorry for your feelings but not sorry for your fate “Better endure the ills we have than fly to those we know not of”Editorial Note: This is an allusion to a portion of Hamlet’s “To be, or not to be” soliloquy in Shakespeare’s Hamlet, Act III, Scene I: “… the dread of something after death, the undiscovered country, from whose bourn no traveler returns, puzzles the will, and makes us rather bear those ills we have, than fly to others that we know not of.”

Preached yesterday to a large audience at Hawthorn Rooms from the text The works I do now “What I do thou knowest not now but shall know hereafter”John 13:1 Now before the feast of the passover, when Jesus knew that his hour was come that he should depart out of this world unto the Father, having loved his own which were in the world, he loved them unto the end. John 13:2 And supper being ended, the devil having now put into the heart of Judas Iscariot, Simon’s son, to betray him; John 13:3 Jesus knowing that the Father had given all things into his hands, and that he was come from God, and went to God; John 13:4 He riseth from supper, and laid aside his garments; and took a towel, and girded himself. John 13:5 After that he poureth water into a basin, and began to wash the disciples’ feet, and to wipe them with the towel wherewith he was girded. John 13:6 Then cometh he to Simon Peter: and Peter saith unto him, Lord, dost thou wash my feet? John 13:7 Jesus answered and said unto him, What I do thou knowest not now; but thou shalt know hereafter. John 13:8 Peter saith unto him, Thou shalt never wash my feet. Jesus answered him, If I wash thee not, thou hast no part with me. John 13:9 Simon Peter saith unto him, Lord, not my feet only, but also my hands and my head. John 13:10 Jesus saith to him, He that is washed needeth not save to wash his feet, but is clean every whit: and ye are clean, but not all. John 13:11 For he knew who should betray him; therefore said he, Ye are not all clean. John 13:12 So after he had washed their feet, and had taken his garments, and was set down again, he said unto them, Know ye what I have done to you? John 13:13 Ye call me Master and Lord: and ye say well; for so I am. John 13:14 If I then, your Lord and Master, have washed your feet; ye also ought to wash one another’s feet. John 13:15 For I have given you an example, that ye should do as I have done to you. John 13:16 Verily, verily, I say unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord; neither he that is sent greater than he that sent him. John 13:17 If ye know these things, happy are ye if ye do them. Spoke mostly of Jesus’s healing that was not understood now but shall be and his Christ-character will then be understood. I wish you could see the wild enthusiasm here over this blessed Truth

The receptionEditorial Note: This is a reference to a reception that was held for Mary Baker Eddy and her husband, Asa Gilbert Eddy after their return from their trip to Washington, D.C., and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. was indeed a splendid affair There was a crown of flowers and on it the word Truth a large cross with the word Love another bed of flowers on green leaves with the motto Welcome This was over the door

The company was so large it took an hour to shake hands we had speeches and then the adieuEditorial Note: French: goodbye This was the my entry into JerusalemMatt 21:1 And when they drew nigh unto Jerusalem, and were come to
Bethphage, unto the mount of Olives, then sent Jesus two disciples,
Matt 21:2 Saying unto them, Go into the village over against you, and straightway ye shall find an ass tied, and a colt with her: loose them, and bring them unto me. Matt 21:3 And if any man say aught unto you, ye shall say, The Lord hath need of them, and straightway he will send them. Matt 21:4 All this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying, Matt 21:5 Tell ye the daughter of Sion, Behold, thy King cometh unto thee, meek, and sitting upon an ass, and a colt the foal of an ass. Matt 21:6 And the disciples went, and did as Jesus commanded them, Matt 21:7 And brought the ass, and the colt, and put on them their clothes, and they set him thereon. Matt 21:8 And a very great multitude spread their garments in the way; others cut down branches from the trees, and strawed them in the way. Matt 21:9 And the multitudes that went before, and that followed, cried, saying, Hosanna to the son of David: Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord; Hosanna in the highest. Matt 21:10 And when he was come into Jerusalem, all the city was moved, saying, Who is this? Matt 21:11 And the multitude said, This is Jesus the prophet of Nazareth of Galilee. Mark 11:1 And when they came nigh to Jerusalem, unto
Bethphage and Bethany, at the mount of Olives, he sendeth forth two of his disciples,
Mark 11:2 And saith unto them, Go your way into the village over against you: and as soon as ye be entered into it, ye shall find a colt tied, whereon never man sat; loose him, and bring him. Mark 11:3 And if any man say unto you, Why do ye this? say ye that the Lord hath need of him; and straightway he will send him hither. Mark 11:4 And they went their way, and found the colt tied by the door without in a place where two ways met; and they loose him. Mark 11:5 And certain of them that stood there said unto them, What do ye, loosing the colt? Mark 11:6 And they said unto them even as Jesus had commanded: and they let them go. Mark 11:7 And they brought the colt to Jesus, and cast their garments on him; and he sat upon him. Mark 11:8 And many spread their garments in the way: and others cut down branches off the trees, and strawed them in the way. Mark 11:9 And they that went before, and they that followed, cried, saying, Hosanna; Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord: Mark 11:10 Blessed be the kingdom of our father David, that cometh in the name of the Lord: Hosanna in the highest. Mark 11:11 And Jesus entered into Jerusalem, and into the temple: and when he had looked round about upon all things, and now the eventide was come, he went out unto Bethany with the twelve. Luke 19:28 ¶And when he had thus spoken, he went before, ascending up to Jerusalem. Luke 19:29 And it came to pass, when he was come nigh to Bethphage and Bethany, at the mount called the mount of Olives, he sent two of his disciples, Luke 19:30 Saying, Go ye into the village over against you; in the which at your entering ye shall find a colt tied, whereon yet never man sat: loose him, and bring him hither. Luke 19:31 And if any man ask you, Why do ye loose him? thus shall ye say unto him, Because the Lord hath need of him. Luke 19:32 And they that were sent went their way, and found even as he had said unto them. Luke 19:33 And as they were loosing the colt, the owners thereof said unto them, Why loose ye the colt? Luke 19:34 And they said, The Lord hath need of him. Luke 19:35 And they brought him to Jesus: and they cast their garments upon the colt, and they set Jesus thereon. Luke 19:36 And as he went, they spread their clothes in the way. Luke 19:37 And when he was come nigh, even now at the descent of the mount of Olives, the whole multitude of the disciples began to rejoice and praise God with a loud voice for all the mighty works that they had seen; Luke 19:38 Saying, Blessed be the King that cometh in the name of the Lord: peace in heaven, and glory in the highest. Luke 19:39 And some of the Pharisees from among the multitude said unto him, Master, rebuke thy disciples. Luke 19:40 And he answered and said unto them, I tell you that, if these should hold their peace, the stones would immediately cry out. Luke 19:41 ¶And when he was come near, he beheld the city, and wept over it, Luke 19:42 Saying, If thou hadst known, even thou, at least in this thy day, the things which belong unto thy peace! but now they are hid from thine eyes. Luke 19:43 For the days shall come upon thee, that thine enemies shall cast a trench about thee, and compass thee round, and keep thee in on every side, Luke 19:44 And shall lay thee even with the ground, and thy children within thee; and they shall not leave in thee one stone upon another; because thou knewest not the time of thy visitation. John 12:12 ¶On the next day much people that were come to the feast, when they heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem, John 12:13 Took branches of palm trees, and went forth to meet him, and cried, Hosanna: Blessed is the King of Israel that cometh in the name of the Lord. John 12:14 And Jesus, when he had found a young ass, sat thereon; as it is written, John 12:15 Fear not, daughter of Sion: behold, thy King cometh, sitting on an ass’s colt. John 12:16 These things understood not his disciples at the first: but when Jesus was glorified, then remembered they that these things were written of him, and that they had done these things unto him. John 12:17 The people therefore that was with him when he called Lazarus out of his grave, and raised him from the dead, bare record. John 12:18 For this cause the people also met him, for that they heard that he had done this miracle. John 12:19 The Pharisees therefore said among themselves, Perceive ye how ye prevail nothing? behold, the world is gone after him.
Will it be followed with the cross? Wont Corrected: Won't you dear write Buswell & tell & him to come to Boston

Excuse paper we have not got settled yet hope to find a tenement to day that suits Dr. Sends love

Ever yours (Write often)
M B G. Eddy