Accession: L16172
Editorial Title: Asa Gilbert Eddy to James Ackland, December 1, 1881
Author: Asa Gilbert Eddy 
Recipient: James Ackland 
Date: December 1, 1881
Manuscript Description: Handwritten by Asa Gilbert Eddy on embossed lined paper.
Editorial Note: This letter references what became known as the Lynn Rebellion.
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BrotherEditorial Note: Early Christian Scientists often called each other “brother” or “sister.” Ackland

I believe you owe me one letter and as it costs no more to collect a large bill than a small one I conclude to keep writing taking you to be good for all outstanding against you ___ I would like to know how you succeeded in recovering and curing your Patient that you spoke to me about in your last letter and how many you have cured since that time thus keeping your lamp trimmed and burning till Truth or the Lord is fully comeMatt 25:1 Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened unto ten virgins, which took their lamps, and went forth to meet the bridegroom. Matt 25:2 And five of them were wise, and five were foolish. Matt 25:3 They that were foolish took their lamps, and took no oil with them: Matt 25:4 But the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps. Matt 25:5 While the bridegroom tarried, they all slumbered and slept. Matt 25:6 And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him. Matt 25:7 Then all those virgins arose, and trimmed their lamps. Matt 25:8 And the foolish said unto the wise, Give us of your oil; for our lamps are gone out. Matt 25:9 But the wise answered, saying, Not so; lest there be not enough for us and you: but go ye rather to them that sell, and buy for yourselves. Matt 25:10 And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came; and they that were ready went in with him to the marriage: and the door was shut. Matt 25:11 Afterward came also the other virgins, saying, Lord, Lord, open to us. Matt 25:12 But he answered and said, Verily I say unto you, I know you not. Matt 25:13 Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh.

The Angel has thrust in his sickleRev 14:14 And I looked, and behold a white cloud, and upon the cloud one sat like unto the Son of man, having on his head a golden crown, and in his hand a sharp sickle. Rev 14:15 And another angel came out of the temple, crying with a loud voice to him that sat on the cloud, Thrust in thy sickle, and reap: for the time is come for thee to reap; for the harvest of the earth is ripe. Rev 14:16 And he that sat on the cloud thrust in his sickle on the earth; and the earth was reaped. Rev 14:17 And another angel came out of the temple which is in heaven, he also having a sharp sickle. Rev 14:18 And another angel came out from the altar, which had power over fire; and cried with a loud cry to him that had the sharp sickle, saying, Thrust in thy sharp sickle, and gather the clusters of the vine of the earth; for her grapes are fully ripe. Rev 14:19 And the angel thrust in his sickle into the earth, and gathered the vine of the earth, and cast it into the great winepress of the wrath of God. Matt 13:24 ¶Another parable put he forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is likened unto a man which sowed good seed in his field: Matt 13:25 But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way. Matt 13:26 But when the blade was sprung up, and brought forth fruit, then appeared the tares also. Matt 13:27 So the servants of the householder came and said unto him, Sir, didst not thou sow good seed in thy field? from whence then hath it tares? Matt 13:28 He said unto them, An enemy hath done this. The servants said unto him, Wilt thou then that we go and gather them up? Matt 13:29 But he said, Nay; lest while ye gather up the tares, ye root up also the wheat with them. Matt 13:30 Let both grow together until the harvest: and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather ye together first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them: but gather the wheat into my barn. Matt 13:36 Then Jesus sent the multitude away, and went into the house: and his disciples came unto him, saying, Declare unto us the parable of the tares of the field. Matt 13:37 He answered and said unto them, He that soweth the good seed is the Son of man; Matt 13:38 The field is the world; the good seed are the children of the kingdom; but the tares are the children of the wicked one; Matt 13:39 The enemy that sowed them is the devil; the harvest is the end of the world; and the reapers are the angels. Matt 13:40 As therefore the tares are gathered and burned in the fire; so shall it be in the end of this world. Matt 13:41 The Son of man shall send forth his angels, and they shall gather out of his kingdom all things that offend, and them which do iniquity; Matt 13:42 And shall cast them into a furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth. Matt 13:43 Then shall the righteous shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. Who hath ears to hear, let him hear. among the students since you were last here among those gathered and bound for the burning are Mrs. Rice Dorcas Rawson James C. Howard Mrs. Durant Mrs. Stewart Mrs Newman Mrs. Dunshee Mrs. Straw

It now appears as is proven that Mr Howard has bound the above named students in a bundle for burning in that while Mrs. Eddy was giving him more than a hundred dollarsEditorial Note: $100.00 in 1881 is the equivalent of $2522.96 in 2016. in money besides house rent giving him the opportunity of going through the class a second time aiding him in securing patients and aiding him in securing students for a class he was in confidence with the malpractitioners conspiring with Mrs Rice Dorcas and the others named against her, for while our C. S. A. was in session a letter was sent in with the signatures of the aforesaid students saying they did not want to be led longer by Mrs. Eddy who was a lover of As Written: loverof money given to ebullitions As Written: ebulutions of temper and the appearance of hypocrisy ___ a few days before, the last we had seen of the aforenamed students they had been treating Mrs Eddy with the utmost affection and Mrs. Durant who headed the list had up to ten days before receiving said letter absolutely refused to be satisfied in paying Mrs Eddy what she asked her but insisted on paying Mrs Eddy her full tuition three hundred dollarsEditorial Note: $300 in 1881 is the equivalent of $7568.87 in 2016. and had just sent thirty dollarsEditorial Note: $30 in 1881 is the equivalent of $756.89 in 2016. more than Mrs. E. asked her and Mr. Howard and family had been supported by her for more than six months ___ The Church and C. S. A called a meeting requesting said students to answer for their abuse of the societies and their teacher and why they had not obeyed the rules of the Church the Bible and the C. S. A. not one of said students appeared to answer for their illegal and unchristian proceedings and when Mrs Eddy sent to them personally to come and see her and and to tell her if they had aught against her they refused Thus their conduct compelled the Church and Association to expel them and although the field looks more thinly covered with wheat than before yet what is wheat will be less choked As Written: choaked by taresMatt 13:24 ¶Another parable put he forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is likened unto a man which sowed good seed in his field: Matt 13:25 But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way. Matt 13:26 But when the blade was sprung up, and brought forth fruit, then appeared the tares also. Matt 13:27 So the servants of the householder came and said unto him, Sir, didst not thou sow good seed in thy field? from whence then hath it tares? Matt 13:28 He said unto them, An enemy hath done this. The servants said unto him, Wilt thou then that we go and gather them up? Matt 13:29 But he said, Nay; lest while ye gather up the tares, ye root up also the wheat with them. Matt 13:30 Let both grow together until the harvest: and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather ye together first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them: but gather the wheat into my barn. Matt 13:36 Then Jesus sent the multitude away, and went into the house: and his disciples came unto him, saying, Declare unto us the parable of the tares of the field. Matt 13:37 He answered and said unto them, He that soweth the good seed is the Son of man; Matt 13:38 The field is the world; the good seed are the children of the kingdom; but the tares are the children of the wicked one; Matt 13:39 The enemy that sowed them is the devil; the harvest is the end of the world; and the reapers are the angels. Matt 13:40 As therefore the tares are gathered and burned in the fire; so shall it be in the end of this world. Matt 13:41 The Son of man shall send forth his angels, and they shall gather out of his kingdom all things that offend, and them which do iniquity; Matt 13:42 And shall cast them into a furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth. Matt 13:43 Then shall the righteous shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. Who hath ears to hear, let him hear.

Truly Yours
A. G. Eddy
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BrotherEditorial Note: Early Christian Scientists often called each other “brother” or “sister.” Ackland

I believe you owe me one letter and as it costs no more to collect a large bill than a small one I conclude to keep writing taking you to be good for all outstanding against you ___ I would like to know how you succeeded in recovering and curing your Patient that you spoke to me about in your last letter and how many you have cured since that time and thus keeping your lamp trimmed and burning till Truth or the Lord is fully comeMatt 25:1 Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened unto ten virgins, which took their lamps, and went forth to meet the bridegroom. Matt 25:2 And five of them were wise, and five were foolish. Matt 25:3 They that were foolish took their lamps, and took no oil with them: Matt 25:4 But the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps. Matt 25:5 While the bridegroom tarried, they all slumbered and slept. Matt 25:6 And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him. Matt 25:7 Then all those virgins arose, and trimmed their lamps. Matt 25:8 And the foolish said unto the wise, Give us of your oil; for our lamps are gone out. Matt 25:9 But the wise answered, saying, Not so; lest there be not enough for us and you: but go ye rather to them that sell, and buy for yourselves. Matt 25:10 And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came; and they that were ready went in with him to the marriage: and the door was shut. Matt 25:11 Afterward came also the other virgins, saying, Lord, Lord, open to us. Matt 25:12 But he answered and said, Verily I say unto you, I know you not. Matt 25:13 Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh.

The Angel has thrust in his sickleRev 14:14 And I looked, and behold a white cloud, and upon the cloud one sat like unto the Son of man, having on his head a golden crown, and in his hand a sharp sickle. Rev 14:15 And another angel came out of the temple, crying with a loud voice to him that sat on the cloud, Thrust in thy sickle, and reap: for the time is come for thee to reap; for the harvest of the earth is ripe. Rev 14:16 And he that sat on the cloud thrust in his sickle on the earth; and the earth was reaped. Rev 14:17 And another angel came out of the temple which is in heaven, he also having a sharp sickle. Rev 14:18 And another angel came out from the altar, which had power over fire; and cried with a loud cry to him that had the sharp sickle, saying, Thrust in thy sharp sickle, and gather the clusters of the vine of the earth; for her grapes are fully ripe. Rev 14:19 And the angel thrust in his sickle into the earth, and gathered the vine of the earth, and cast it into the great winepress of the wrath of God. Matt 13:24 ¶Another parable put he forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is likened unto a man which sowed good seed in his field: Matt 13:25 But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way. Matt 13:26 But when the blade was sprung up, and brought forth fruit, then appeared the tares also. Matt 13:27 So the servants of the householder came and said unto him, Sir, didst not thou sow good seed in thy field? from whence then hath it tares? Matt 13:28 He said unto them, An enemy hath done this. The servants said unto him, Wilt thou then that we go and gather them up? Matt 13:29 But he said, Nay; lest while ye gather up the tares, ye root up also the wheat with them. Matt 13:30 Let both grow together until the harvest: and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather ye together first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them: but gather the wheat into my barn. Matt 13:36 Then Jesus sent the multitude away, and went into the house: and his disciples came unto him, saying, Declare unto us the parable of the tares of the field. Matt 13:37 He answered and said unto them, He that soweth the good seed is the Son of man; Matt 13:38 The field is the world; the good seed are the children of the kingdom; but the tares are the children of the wicked one; Matt 13:39 The enemy that sowed them is the devil; the harvest is the end of the world; and the reapers are the angels. Matt 13:40 As therefore the tares are gathered and burned in the fire; so shall it be in the end of this world. Matt 13:41 The Son of man shall send forth his angels, and they shall gather out of his kingdom all things that offend, and them which do iniquity; Matt 13:42 And shall cast them into a furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth. Matt 13:43 Then shall the righteous shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. Who hath ears to hear, let him hear. among the students since you were last here among those gathered and bound for the burning are Mrs. Rice Dorcas Rawson James C. Howard Mrs. Durant Mrs. Stewart Mrs Newman Mrs. Dunshee Mrs. Straw

It now appears as is proven that Mr Howard has bound the above named students in a bundle for burning in that while Mrs. Eddy was giving him more than a hundred dollarsEditorial Note: $100.00 in 1881 is the equivalent of $2522.96 in 2016. in money besides house rent giving him the opportunity of going through the class a second time aiding him in securing patients and aiding him to in securing students for a class he was in confidence with the malpractitioners conspiring with Mrs Rice Dorcas and the others named against her, for while our C. S. A. was in session a letter was sent in with the signatures of the aforesaid students saying they did not want to be led longer by Mrs. Eddy one who was a loverof Corrected: lover of money given to ebulutions Corrected: ebullitions of temper and the appearance of hypocrisy ___ a few days before, the last we had seen of the aforenamed students they had been treating Mrs Eddy with the utmost affection and Mrs. Durant who headed the list had up to ten days before receiving said letter absolutely refused to be satisfied in paying Mrs Eddy what she asked her but insisted on paying Mrs Eddy her full tuition three hundred dollarsEditorial Note: $300 in 1881 is the equivalent of $7568.87 in 2016. and had just sent thirty dollarsEditorial Note: $30 in 1881 is the equivalent of $756.89 in 2016. more than Mrs. E. asked her and Mr. Howard and family had been supported by her for more than six months ___ The Church and C. S. A called a meeting requesting said students to answer for their abuse of the societies and their teacher and why they had not obeyed the rules of the Church the Bible and the C. S. A. not one of said students appeared to answer for their illegal and unchristian proceedings and when Mrs Eddy sent to them personally to them to come and see her and and to tell her if they had aught against her but they refused Thus their conduct compelled the Church and Association to expel them and although the field looks more thinly covered with wheat than before yet what is wheat will be less choaked Corrected: choked by taresMatt 13:24 ¶Another parable put he forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is likened unto a man which sowed good seed in his field: Matt 13:25 But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way. Matt 13:26 But when the blade was sprung up, and brought forth fruit, then appeared the tares also. Matt 13:27 So the servants of the householder came and said unto him, Sir, didst not thou sow good seed in thy field? from whence then hath it tares? Matt 13:28 He said unto them, An enemy hath done this. The servants said unto him, Wilt thou then that we go and gather them up? Matt 13:29 But he said, Nay; lest while ye gather up the tares, ye root up also the wheat with them. Matt 13:30 Let both grow together until the harvest: and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather ye together first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them: but gather the wheat into my barn. Matt 13:36 Then Jesus sent the multitude away, and went into the house: and his disciples came unto him, saying, Declare unto us the parable of the tares of the field. Matt 13:37 He answered and said unto them, He that soweth the good seed is the Son of man; Matt 13:38 The field is the world; the good seed are the children of the kingdom; but the tares are the children of the wicked one; Matt 13:39 The enemy that sowed them is the devil; the harvest is the end of the world; and the reapers are the angels. Matt 13:40 As therefore the tares are gathered and burned in the fire; so shall it be in the end of this world. Matt 13:41 The Son of man shall send forth his angels, and they shall gather out of his kingdom all things that offend, and them which do iniquity; Matt 13:42 And shall cast them into a furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth. Matt 13:43 Then shall the righteous shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. Who hath ears to hear, let him hear.

Truly Yours
A. G. Eddy