Accession: L16187
Editorial Title: Asa Gilbert Eddy to Mary Baker Eddy, October 30, 1878
Author: Asa Gilbert Eddy 
Recipient: Mary Baker Eddy 
Date: October 30, 1878
Manuscript Description: Handwritten in pencil by Asa Gilbert Eddy from the Charles Street Jail in Boston, Massachusetts.
Editorial Note: This letter relates to the "conspiracy to murder" case that was brought against Asa Gilbert Eddy and Edward J. Arens.
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I wish to know just what success Mr. Clark has met with in his efforts to secure bail for me. I think if you, and I, Mrs Rice Dorcas and if necessary others of the ScientistsEditorial Note: Christian Scientists were to sign a writing obligating our selves to pay in case of my non appearance at trial then take this to Mrs Rice’s brother and he would become surety for me. I think all the students have sufficient confidence in me to not doubt my intention to appear at trial which I certainly shall unless the world comes to an end between this and that time; whether you should think this course advisable or not I want to see Clark this evening, You have doubtless seen the charge and I need not say so to assure you that it is wholey untrue I saw D. H. Spofford when the trial was called and he could not look me in the face; but Dear although it is evident that he is trying to carry out his threat yet there is no doubt in my mind but that his blackmailing scheme will be exposed e’re As Written: eer he gets through the trial. Do not fear for me or Mr Arens, God doeth all things wellMark 7:37 And were beyond measure astonished, saying, He hath done all things well: he maketh both the deaf to hear, and the dumb to speak. ; not a sparrow falls without himMatt 10:29 Are not two sparrows sold for a farthing? and one of them shall not fall on the ground without your Father. and he will not forsake us whom he chastenethHeb 12:6 For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth. , We are comfortable hereEditorial Note: Asa Gilbert Eddy and Edward J. Arens were incarcerated in the Charles Street Jail, Boston, Massachusetts. and I have enjoyed myself during this experience so far, having as I have the assurance of being accounted worthy to suffer persecution for the masters sakeActs 5:41 ¶And they departed from the presence of the council, rejoicing that they were counted worthy to suffer shame for his name. Now Mary Dear be of good cheerJohn 16:33 These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world. for though this is not the experience we should have chosen yet the MasterEditorial Note: Jesus Christ who knoweth better than we hath said it worketh out a more exceeding and eternal weight of gloryII Cor 4:17 For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory;

Yours in Love
Gilbert

Mrs. M. B. Glover Eddy
Lynn
Mass

Asa Gilbert Eddy
Charles St. Jail
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I wish to know just what success Mr. Clark has met with in his efforts to secure bail for me. I think if you, and I, Mrs Rice Dorcas and if necessary others of the ScientistsEditorial Note: Christian Scientists were to sign a writing obligating our selves to pay in case of my non appearance at trial then take this to Mrs Rice’s brother and he would become surety for me. I think all the students have sufficient confidence in me to not doubt my intention to appear at trial which I certainly shall unless the world comes to an end between this and that time; whether you should think this course advisable or not I want to see Clark this evening, You have doubtless seen the charge and I need not say so to assure you that it is wholey untrue I saw D. H. Spofford when the trial was called and he could not look me in the face; but Dear although it is evident that he is trying to carry out his threat yet there is no doubt in my mind but that his blackmailing scheme will be exposed eer Corrected: e’re he gets through the trial. Do not fear for me or Mr Arens, God doeth all things wellMark 7:37 And were beyond measure astonished, saying, He hath done all things well: he maketh both the deaf to hear, and the dumb to speak. ; not a sparrow falls without himMatt 10:29 Are not two sparrows sold for a farthing? and one of them shall not fall on the ground without your Father. and he will not forsake us whom he chastenethHeb 12:6 For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth. , We are comfortable hereEditorial Note: Asa Gilbert Eddy and Edward J. Arens were incarcerated in the Charles Street Jail, Boston, Massachusetts. and I have enjoyed myself during this experience so far, having as I have the assurance of being accounted worthy to suffer persecution for the masters sakeActs 5:41 ¶And they departed from the presence of the council, rejoicing that they were counted worthy to suffer shame for his name. Now Mary Dear be of good cheerJohn 16:33 These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world. for though this is not the experience we should have chosen yet the MasterEditorial Note: Jesus Christ who knoweth better than we hath said it worketh out a more exceeding and eternal weight of gloryII Cor 4:17 For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory;

Yours in Love
Gilbert

Mrs. M. B. Glover Eddy
Lynn
Mass

Asa G. Eddy
Charles St. Jail