Accession: L12927
Editorial Title: Mary Baker Eddy to Sarah E. Howard, March 8, 1881
Author: Mary Baker Eddy 
Recipient: Sarah E. Howard 
Date: March 8, 1881 - archivist estimate
Manuscript Description: Handwritten by Mary Baker Eddy.
Related Topic: L08659Click link to view L08659 document in new window, L15996Click link to view L15996 document in new window, 284.42.004Click link to view 284.42.004 document in new window, L08661Click link to view L08661 document in new window, L18450Click link to view L18450 document in new window
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I want very much to see you and have a sound talk but cannot spare the time so I write

One word on the subject that must greatly concern you, that is, your husband getting into business. I can see no human reason but one, and that is, the awful influence he is permitting mesmerism, to prevent his earning a good living here.

I will give you your house rent and myself and husband will take our dinners with you if you will permit it and pay you what we did last summer at the boarding rooms 25ctsEditorial Note: $0.25 in 1881 is the equivalent of $6.31 in 2016. per meal making 3,50Editorial Note: $3.50 in 1881 is the equivalent of $88.30 in 2016. per week to help along some Then there are sick people needing to be helped, and perhaps some other branch of business here that he could take hold of. Now it is nothing but a species of insanity for him to indulge in, to suppose that with his knowledge of healing he could not get a good living anywhere; and then added to that all his abilities in other directions You must awaken him from this dream, say something to shock him that will open his eyes to see the utter falsehood it is that he cannot pay every dollar of his family expenses and lay by something every year if he only would use his talents in any available way. I have no satisfaction in talking with him any longer on this subject I thought last August it was all arranged that he was to take my house, at least a part of itEditorial Note: See the following documents from August 1880: L08659, L15996, 284.42.004, L08661, and L18450., and if he had done it I think he never would have been in debt as possibly he may be now having been out of business so long. I think you had better move in at once. Let me hear as soon as you get this

Very truly
M B G Eddy

Excuse this incoherent style I am in such haste

L12927
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I want very much to see you and have a sound talk but cannot spare the time so I write

One word on the subject that must greatly concern you, that is, your husband getting into business. I can see no human reason but one, and that is, the awful influence he is permitting mesmerism, to prevent his earning a good living here.

I will give you your house rent and myself and husband will take our dinners with you if you will permit it and pay you what we did last summer at the boarding rooms 25ctsEditorial Note: $0.25 in 1881 is the equivalent of $6.31 in 2016. per meal making 3,50Editorial Note: $3.50 in 1881 is the equivalent of $88.30 in 2016. per week to help along some Then there are sick people needing to be helped, and perhaps some other branch of business here that he could take hold of. Now it is nothing but a species of insanity for him to indulge in, to suppose that with his knowledge of healing he could not get a good living anywhere; and then added to that all his abilities in other directions You must awaken him from this dream, say something to shock him that will open his eyes to see the utter falsehood it is that he cannot pay every dollar of his family expenses and lay by something every year if he only would use his talents in any available way. I have no satisfaction in talking with him any longer on this subject I thought last August it was all arranged that he was to take my house, at least a part of itEditorial Note: See the following documents from August 1880: L08659, L15996, 284.42.004, L08661, and L18450., and if he had done it I think he never would have been in debt as possibly he may be now having been out of business so long. I think you had better move in at once. Let me hear as soon as you get this

Very truly
M B G Eddy

Excuse this incoherent style I am in such haste