Accession: L16166
Editorial Title: Asa Gilbert Eddy to James Ackland, February 22, 1880
Author: Asa Gilbert Eddy 
Recipient: James Ackland 
Date: February 22, 1880
Manuscript Description: Handwritten by Asa Gilbert Eddy on lined paper.
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Dr.Editorial Note: James Ackland. Ackland did not have a medical degree, but in the nineteenth century, persons engaged in various “healing arts” were often referred to as “doctor.” Ackland
Dear BrotherEditorial Note: Early Christian Scientists often called each other “brother” and “sister.”

Your many prayers As Written: prayrs remind me not only that we are not forgotten but that the Principle from which those prayers As Written: prayrs originated is being observed by you, this assurance affords joy unspeakableI Pet 1:8 Whom having not seen, ye love; in whom, though now ye see him not, yet believing, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory: could you but be with us on the Sabbath As Written: sabbath to enjoy the lectures and with us all to be benefited by them it would add another joy to our cup and serve to lessen the sorrows that so oft weigh us down; but when we think of you and the brethren that are fighting the good fight and have so far kept the faithI Tim 6:12 Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, whereunto thou art also called, and hast professed a good profession before many witnesses. II Tim 4:7 I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith: our hope is revived and we press on toward the markPhil 3:13 Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, Phil 3:14 I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus. knowing that that in due time we shall reap (if we faint not)Gal 6:9 And let us not be weary in well-doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not. the reward of our laborsI Cor 3:8 Now he that planteth and he that watereth are one: and every man shall receive his own reward according to his own labour. . I am looking forward to the time when we may through the press speak to the millions instead of few that we now address and when there shall come up songs of praise unto God and the Lamb from that multitude that no man can numberRev 7:9 After this I beheld, and, lo, a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues, stood before the throne, and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palms in their hands; Rev 7:10 And cried with a loud voice, saying, Salvation to our God which sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb. ; then shall we rejoice and be satisfied.

Do you find many at your place near enough to Truth to favor ScienceEditorial Note: Christian Science and do you have some practice in healing and if so with what success We are finally settled at 537Editorial Note: Eddy apparently mistakenly wrote her house number as 537. She was staying at 551 Shawmut Avenue at this time. Shawmut Ave where we hope to remain while in Boston Our Son has returned to his family in the Black Hills or City of Deadwood their hearts to gladden As Written: gladen while ours are left sad and the thought so oft occurs when shall we meet one and all in one common brotherhood no more to separate but in the union and Love that is God forever dwell; our Son would have much liked to have seen you and once talked of going home that way but found he could not make it it conveniently He is seeking gold beneath the earthEditorial Note: George W. Glover was involved in mining in Deadwood, Dakota Territory. we trust ours is over headMatt 6:19 ¶Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal: Matt 6:20 But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal: Matt 6:21 For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also. – he tells us if he is successful he shall build us a church and then if we had a printing press we should be in good condition to labor do not you think so _____

Please write often and excuse my long silence

Many thanks for the first and last baby

Yours Truly
A. G. Eddy

Having just received yours I enclose bill for the enclosed while Mrs. Eddy joins in love to you at the same time asking you not to make more alterations as she will soon conclude a standard prayerAs Written:prayrEditorial Note: See 146.23.003. Mary Baker Eddy wrote a spiritual interpretation of the Lord’s Prayer that was periodically revised and appeared in successive editions of her book, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures. James Ackland had reproduced this on cards that he sent to Mary Baker Eddy.

Ever Yours

A. G. E. & M. B. G. E.

Handshift:James A. Ackland*Allusion is made to Mrs E’s version of “Lord’s Prayer” a few of which I had printedEditorial Note: Mary Baker Eddy wrote a spiritual interpretation of the Lord’s Prayer that was periodically revised and published in successive editions of her book, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, including the current edition. James Ackland had reproduced this on cards that he sent to Mary Baker Eddy..

** A set of picture cards where public characters were represented as babies.

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Dr.Editorial Note: James Ackland. Ackland did not have a medical degree, but in the nineteenth century, persons engaged in various “healing arts” were often referred to as “doctor.” Ackland
Dear BrotherEditorial Note: Early Christian Scientists often called each other “brother” and “sister.”

Your many prayrs Corrected: prayers remind me not only that we are not forgotten but that the Principle from which those prayrs Corrected: prayers originated is being observed by you, this assurance affords joy unspeakableI Pet 1:8 Whom having not seen, ye love; in whom, though now ye see him not, yet believing, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory: could you but be with us on the sabbath Corrected: Sabbath to enjoy the lectures and with us all to be benefited by them it would add another joy to our cup and serve to lessen the sorrows that so oft weigh us down; but when we think of you and the brethren that are fighting the good fight and have so far kept the faithI Tim 6:12 Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, whereunto thou art also called, and hast professed a good profession before many witnesses. II Tim 4:7 I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith: our hope is revived and we press on toward the markPhil 3:13 Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, Phil 3:14 I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus. knowing that that in due time we shall reap (if we faint not)Gal 6:9 And let us not be weary in well-doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not. the reward of our laborsI Cor 3:8 Now he that planteth and he that watereth are one: and every man shall receive his own reward according to his own labour. . I am looking forward to the time when we may through the press speak to the millions instead of few that we now address and when there shall come up songs of praise unto God and the Lamb from that multitude that no man can numberRev 7:9 After this I beheld, and, lo, a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues, stood before the throne, and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palms in their hands; Rev 7:10 And cried with a loud voice, saying, Salvation to our God which sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb. ; then shall we rejoice and be satisfied.

Do you find many at your place near enough to Truth to favor ScienceEditorial Note: Christian Science and do you have some practice in healing and if so with what success We are finally settled at 537Editorial Note: Eddy apparently mistakenly wrote her house number as 537. She was staying at 551 Shawmut Avenue at this time. Shawmut Ave where we hope to remain while in Boston Our Son has returned to his family in the Black Hills or City of Deadwood their hearts to gladen Corrected: gladden while ours are left sad and the thought so oft occurs when shall we meet one and all in one common brotherhood no more to separate but in the union and Love that is God forever dwell; our Son would have much liked to have seen you and once talked of going home that way but found he could not make it it conveniently He is seeking gold beneath the earthEditorial Note: George W. Glover was involved in mining in Deadwood, Dakota Territory. we trust ours is over headMatt 6:19 ¶Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal: Matt 6:20 But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal: Matt 6:21 For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also. – he tells us if he is successful he shall build us a church and then if we had a printing press we should be in good condition to labor do not you think so _____

Please write often and excuse my long silence

Many thanks for the first and last baby

Yours Truly
A. G. Eddy

Having just received yours I enclose bill for the enclosed while Mrs. Eddy joins in love to you at the same time asking you not to make more alterations as she will soon conclude a standard prayrCorrected:prayerEditorial Note: See 146.23.003. Mary Baker Eddy wrote a spiritual interpretation of the Lord’s Prayer that was periodically revised and appeared in successive editions of her book, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures. James Ackland had reproduced this on cards that he sent to Mary Baker Eddy.

Ever Yours

A. G. E. & M. B. G. E.

Handshift:James A. Ackland*Allusion is made to Mrs E’s version of “Lord’s Prayer” a few of which I had stud printedEditorial Note: Mary Baker Eddy wrote a spiritual interpretation of the Lord’s Prayer that was periodically revised and published in successive editions of her book, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, including the current edition. James Ackland had reproduced this on cards that he sent to Mary Baker Eddy..

** A set of picture cards where public characters were represented as babies.