Accession: L13360
Editorial Title: Mary Baker Eddy to Alice M. Sibley, October 31, 1879
Author: Mary Baker Eddy 
Recipient: Alice M. Sibley 
Date: October 31, 1879 - year archivist estimate
Manuscript Description: Handwritten by Mary Baker Eddy on lined paper.
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My dear little Alice,

Do not comfort yourself by thinking I am very happy to be so separated from you all this long time. My little friend is never forgotten by me, however many friends or enemies came between us, and distance intervenes

Are ye busy as the working bee in the home hive and happy as the June birds amid the blossoms? Well, that is a good little girl to be just that, and never to let a thought of me mar your sweet peace; but never forget me, will you? I am hanging yet, even as a monkey hangs from a branch, in all respects except the hinder appendage by which he is suspended. O, could I make the fact apparent to you as it is to me, that our body accompanies the mind, I would show myself to you tonightEditorial Note: Mary Baker Eddy writes on page 90 of Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures: “Divest yourself of the thought that there can be substance in matter, and the movements and transitions now possible for mortal mind will be found to be equally possible for the body.” and say one word in your ear, that our Father may whisper without me, even this —

Take care of the company you keep, be not deceived in any one, Attempt no more than is thy duty, teach people to be unselfish and bear their own burdens, at least, while you are willing to do more than they. Do not make my mistake, to take upon yourself all the baggage of this journey onward, but correct people's taste if not their conscience in that they think to make others their handy slaves. All this is a "new tongueMark 16:17 And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; ", is not, dear little one? but I mean it and you need it. The day is done; shadows fall, the curtain of night shuts out the light, and I must quit my seat at the window, light the gas and give up writing more at this time.

Yours most truly
M B G Eddy

Nota BeneEditorial Note: Latin for “note well.” Love to your mama and all the dear household band whom I last met

L13360
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My dear little Alice,

Do not comfort yourself by thinking I am very happy to be so separated from you all this long time. My little friend is never forgotten by me, however many friends or enemies came between us, and distance intervenes

Are ye busy as the working bee in the home hive and happy as the June birds amid the blossoms? Well, that is a good little girl to be just that, and never to let a thought of me mar your sweet peace; but never forget me, will you? I am hanging yet, even as a monkey hangs from a branch, in all respects except the hinder appendage by which he is suspended. O, could I make the fact apparent to you as it is to me, that our body accompanies the mind, I would show myself to you tonightEditorial Note: Mary Baker Eddy writes on page 90 of Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures: “Divest yourself of the thought that there can be substance in matter, and the movements and transitions now possible for mortal mind will be found to be equally possible for the body.” and say one word in your ear, that our Father may whisper without me, even this —

Take care of the company you keep, be not deceived in any one, Attempt no more than is thy duty, teach people to be unselfish and bear their own burdens, at least, while you are willing to do more than they. Do not make my mistake, to take upon yourself all the baggage of this journey onward, but correct people's taste if not their conscience in that they think to make others their handy slaves. All this is a "new tongueMark 16:17 And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; ", is not, dear little one? but I mean it and you need it. The day is done; shadows fall, the curtain of night shuts out the light, and I must quit my seat at the window, light the gas and give up writing more at this time.

Yours most truly
M B G Eddy

Nota BeneEditorial Note: Latin for “note well.” Love to your mama and all the dear household band whom I last met