Accession: L16228
Editorial Title: Asa Gilbert Eddy to George Prescott, March 9, 1878
Author: Asa Gilbert Eddy 
Recipient: George Prescott 
Date: March 9, 1878
Manuscript Description: Handwritten by Asa Gilbert Eddy on lined paper.
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DrEditorial Note: Prescott did not have a medical degree, but in the nineteenth century, individuals practicing various modes of healing were often addressed as "Doctor." Prescott
Dear Brother

Will you see the lady that Dorcas Rawson cured of cancer and see if she would be willing to go into court and testify to the facts in the case.

we shall want you and Mrs Prescott for witnesses and the court will likely occur on Tuesday or Thursday of next week 12 or 14th of this month. This trialEditorial Note: The "trial" is likely a reference to a lawsuit, Glover v. Kennedy. It was filed in February 1878, and claimed that Richard Kennedy did not fulfill his financial obligations to Mary Baker Eddy (then Glover) according to a February 20, 1870 agreement he signed. The agreement read: "In consideration of two years instruction in healing the sick I hereby agree to pay Mary M. B. Glover one thousand dollars in quarterly installments of fifty dollars commencing from this date." ($1,000 in 1870 is the equivalent of $18,915.25 in 2015. $50 in 1870 is the equivalent of $945.76 in 2015.) The suit came to trial on March 14, 1878, and Judge William Parmenter of the Boston Municipal Court decided in Eddy's favor. Kennedy appealed the ruling and requested a jury trial, which began on November 8 in the Suffolk County Superior Court. The jury found in favor of Kennedy. Eddy's attorney filed exceptions to the verdict on January 6, 1879, and the exceptions were waived by the court on October 23, due to the unexplained disappearance from attorney's office of the 1870 promissory note signed by Kennedy. This ended all legal action in the case. will be of the utmost importance to Scientists both as a society and as individuals. When the day of trial is known we shall let you know in time to appear as witness

L16228
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DrEditorial Note: Prescott did not have a medical degree, but in the nineteenth century, individuals practicing various modes of healing were often addressed as "Doctor." Prescott
Dear Brother

Will you see the lady that Dorcas Rawson cured of cancer and see if she would be willing to go into court and testify to the facts in the case.

we shall want you and Mrs Prescott for witnesses and the court will likely occur on Tuesday or Thursday of next week 12 or 14th of this month. This trialEditorial Note: The "trial" is likely a reference to a lawsuit, Glover v. Kennedy. It was filed in February 1878, and claimed that Richard Kennedy did not fulfill his financial obligations to Mary Baker Eddy (then Glover) according to a February 20, 1870 agreement he signed. The agreement read: "In consideration of two years instruction in healing the sick I hereby agree to pay Mary M. B. Glover one thousand dollars in quarterly installments of fifty dollars commencing from this date." ($1,000 in 1870 is the equivalent of $18,915.25 in 2015. $50 in 1870 is the equivalent of $945.76 in 2015.) The suit came to trial on March 14, 1878, and Judge William Parmenter of the Boston Municipal Court decided in Eddy's favor. Kennedy appealed the ruling and requested a jury trial, which began on November 8 in the Suffolk County Superior Court. The jury found in favor of Kennedy. Eddy's attorney filed exceptions to the verdict on January 6, 1879, and the exceptions were waived by the court on October 23, due to the unexplained disappearance from attorney's office of the 1870 promissory note signed by Kennedy. This ended all legal action in the case. will be of the utmost importance to Scientists both as a society and as individuals. When the day of trial is known we shall let you know in time to appear as witness