Accession: L14257
Editorial Title: Mary Baker Eddy to Caroline A. Fifield, January 8, 1879
Author: Mary Baker Eddy 
Recipient: Caroline A. Fifield 
Date: January 8, 1879
Manuscript Description: Handwritten by Mary Baker Eddy on lined paper.
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Your kind new Year's offering was most gratefully received and should have been acknowledged before but that I have just received my present.

In the midst of so many cares my dear husband forgot it, and had I not espied an unopened envelope I might have felt a little sad that this year I was forgotten, a year that more than all my years has called loudly on patience and every Christian graceEditorial Note: The “seven Christian graces” are traditionally held to be set forth in 2 Peter:1:5-8. to bear the wrongs heaped upon us

But there is a rapidly growing sense of the merits of Metaphysics, and when the slow footsteps of law give us opportunity As Written: oppertunity for vindication it will be a proud hour for the students, for mesmerism will be suffocated in the ranks where it makes war on us and ScienceEditorial Note: Christian Science will be nobly and forcibly vindicated.

Our respects to your dear husband and I remain
Very truly
M B G Eddy

N.B. If Dr Cushing is repeating his falsehoodsEditorial Note: Cushing was apparently attempting to cast doubt on Mary Baker Eddy’s healing after a fall on the ice in February 1866. Cushing was Eddy’s attending physician after the accident. in SalemEditorial Note: Salem, Massachusetts you let us know, where it is reliable, to whom he has said them. I am ready to have laid bare all my life, and all I need is for the truth of this life to be known, but this is just what they wont let be known

Many kind wishes of the season are sent you by myself and husband

M B G E

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Your kind new Year's offering was most gratefully received and should have been acknowledged before but that I have just received my present.

In the midst of so many cares my dear husband forgot it, and had I not espied an unopened envelope I might have felt a little sad that this year I was forgotten, a year that more than all my years has called loudly on patience and every Christian graceEditorial Note: The “seven Christian graces” are traditionally held to be set forth in 2 Peter:1:5-8. to bear the wrongs heaped upon us

But there is a rapidly growing sense of the merits of Metaphysics, and when the slow footsteps of law give us oppertunity Corrected: opportunity for vindication it will be a proud hour for the students, for mesmerism will be suffocated in the ranks where it makes war on us and ScienceEditorial Note: Christian Science will be nobly and forcibly vindicated.

Our respects to your dear husband and I remain
Very truly
M B G Eddy

N.B. If Dr Cushing is repeating his falsehoodsEditorial Note: Cushing was apparently attempting to cast doubt on Mary Baker Eddy’s healing after a fall on the ice in February 1866. Cushing was Eddy’s attending physician after the accident. in SalemEditorial Note: Salem, Massachusetts you let us know, where it is reliable, to whom he has said them. I am ready to have laid bare all my life, and all I need is for the truth of this life to be known, but this is just what they wont let be known

Many kind wishes of the season are sent you by myself and husband

M B G E