Accession: L13373
Editorial Title: Mary Baker Eddy to Daniel H. Spofford, March 11, 1877
Author: Mary Baker Eddy 
Recipient: Daniel H. Spofford 
Date: March 11, 1877 - archivist estimate
Manuscript Description: Handwritten by Mary Baker Eddy on lined paper.
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My dear Student,

I did not write the day your letter came, a beliefEditorial Note: Eddy probably means in this statement that she has been ill, as she taught that all illnesses are outward manifestations of false mental “beliefs” held by what she called “mortal mind.” was clouding the sunshine of Truth and it is not fairweather yet. But HarryEditorial Note: Eddy sometimes called Daniel Harrison Spofford “Harry,” after his middle name “Harrison.”, be of good cheer "behind theclouds the sun is still shining"Editorial Note: This quote is probably a reference to “The Rainy Day” by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, which includes the following stanza: "Be still, sad heart! and cease repining;/ Behind the clouds is the sun still shining;/ Thy fate is the common fate of all,/ Into each life some rain must fall,/ Some days must be dark and dreary.".

I know the crucifixion of the one who presents Truth in its higher As Written: higer aspect will be this time through a bigger error, through mortal mind instead of its lower strata or matter, showing that the idea given of God this time is higher, clearer, and more permanent than before. My dear companion and fellow laborer in the Lord is grappling stronger "then did Peter with the enemy, he would cut off their hands and ears"John 18:10 Then Simon Peter having a sword drew it, and smote the high priest’s servant, and cut off his right ear. The servant’s name was Malchus. ; you dear student, are doubtless praying for me—and so the modern Lawgiver is upheld for a timeEx 17:12 But Moses’ hands were heavy; and they took a stone, and put it under him, and he sat thereon; and Aaron and Hur stayed up his hands, the one on the one side, and the other on the other side; and his hands were steady until the going down of the sun. . I shall go to work for the bookEditorial Note: Science and Health as soon as I can think clearly for agony, or outside of the belief

May the All Love hold and help you ever

Your Teacher
M B G E.

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L13373
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My dear Student,

I did not write the day your letter came, a beliefEditorial Note: Eddy probably means in this statement that she has been ill, as she taught that all illnesses are outward manifestations of false mental “beliefs” held by what she called “mortal mind.” was clouding the sunshine of Truth and it is not fairweather yet. But HarryEditorial Note: Eddy sometimes called Daniel Harrison Spofford “Harry,” after his middle name “Harrison.”, be of good cheer "behind theclouds the sun is still shining"Editorial Note: This quote is probably a reference to “The Rainy Day” by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, which includes the following stanza: "Be still, sad heart! and cease repining;/ Behind the clouds is the sun still shining;/ Thy fate is the common fate of all,/ Into each life some rain must fall,/ Some days must be dark and dreary.".

I know the crucifixion of the one who presents Truth in its higer Corrected: higher aspect will be this time through a bigger error, through mortal mind instead of its lower strata or matter, showing that the idea given of God this time is higher, clearer, and more permanent than before. My dear companion and fellow laborer in the Lord is grappling stronger "then did Peter with the enemy, he would cut off their hands and ears"John 18:10 Then Simon Peter having a sword drew it, and smote the high priest’s servant, and cut off his right ear. The servant’s name was Malchus. ; you dear student, are doubtless praying for me—and so the modern Lawgiver is upheld for a timeEx 17:12 But Moses’ hands were heavy; and they took a stone, and put it under him, and he sat thereon; and Aaron and Hur stayed up his hands, the one on the one side, and the other on the other side; and his hands were steady until the going down of the sun. . I shall go to work for the bookEditorial Note: Science and Health as soon as I can think clearly for agony, or outside of the belief

May the All Love hold and help you ever

Your Teacher
M B G E.

Handshift:unknownEx No 9 wbe