Accession: V03057
Editorial Title: Mary Baker Eddy to Samuel Putnam Bancroft, January 27, 1875
Author: Mary Baker Eddy 
Recipient: Samuel Putnam Bancroft 
Date: January 27, 1875 - archivist estimate
Manuscript Description: Handwritten by Mary Baker Eddy on stationery embossed with the letter “G.”
Archival Note: This document is a valid copy of F00353. The original letter is in the collection of Longyear Museum.
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Dear "One More",

In the first place excuse this sheet, my trunk is not here and I am away from my stationary. In the second, I must inform you it looks now impracticable for me to go to you this week, as I desired. I slept none scarcely last night They were up in the lower part until after midnight, very noisy, and I very nervous, or stirred up after all I had to hear about in the evening; you, McDonald's wife, and our business to arrange with George and Mr. H. I am today sick from its effect, ie, not sick but covered or overwhelmed in care and suffering Read the 10th chap. Of Matthew 22 25 28 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 40 versesMatt 10:22 And ye shall be hated of all men for my name’s sake: but he that endureth to the end shall be saved. Matt 10:25 It is enough for the disciple that he be as his master, and the servant as his lord. If they have called the master of the house Beelzebub, how much more shall they call them of his household? Matt 10:28 And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell. Matt 10:32 Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him will I confess also before my Father which is in heaven. Matt 10:33 But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven. Matt 10:34 Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword. Matt 10:35 For I am come to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter in law against her mother in law. Matt 10:36 And a man’s foes shall be they of his own household. Matt 10:38 And he that taketh not his cross, and followeth after me is not worthy of me. Matt 10:40 ¶He that receiveth you receiveth me, and he that receiveth me receiveth him that sent me. , especially. I spoke before Mr. H. Last eve on one side, I shall talk with you alone on another. You refer to the injury your failure will be to me, and the cause; I am more sensible of that than you are; my students have done me irreparableAs Written:irreprable injury while I have been doing all in my power under the circumstances for them. When I suffer for Truth they desert me and when I send out their name endorsed by myself they disgrace my recommendation by a failure or turning into mesmerism and working against me. Why is this all. simply because they have not started with right motives They tell me they have and I try them to help them but there is nothing hid that shall not be revealed in this, sooner or later Their success in healing tells more than all else

They love more the ties of the flesh than those of Spirit and always hold on to the former if they conflict with the latter I am not censuring any one I am only explaining for your good what hinders your success as you do to the sick what stands in the way of their recovery you know better than they; I know better than you and yet your spiritual perception of the way is far beyond some others I expected you would hold out a little longer you told me you could three months Not curing and keeping until cured your first patients was where you lost. Your wisdom was not sufficient for that. I saw this and knew at once how it would end. Do not let it be thought you left because you was driven out call it your Family, as it was in reality Had you not laid up first your treasures in earthly things you would have been free to worked on under difficulties but you chose not to take the footsteps of science and because you are better than Kennedy you have no prosperity in wrong I could not help you when I desired to more than I ever did or I should have done more than I have

In love,
M. B. G.

P.S. Few doctors could build up a practice in the short time you have tried, and yet I blame you not.

V03057
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Dear "One More",

In the first place excuse this sheet, my trunk is not here and I am away from my stationary. In the second, I must inform you it looks now impracticable for me to go to you this week, as I desired. I slept none scarcely last night They were up in the lower part until after midnight, very noisy, and I very nervous, or stirred up after all I had to hear about in the evening; you, McDonald's wife, and our business to arrange with George and Mr. H. I am today sick from its effect, ie, not sick but covered or overwhelmed in care and physical suffering Read the 10th chap. Of Matthew 22 23 25 28 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 40 versesMatt 10:22 And ye shall be hated of all men for my name’s sake: but he that endureth to the end shall be saved. Matt 10:25 It is enough for the disciple that he be as his master, and the servant as his lord. If they have called the master of the house Beelzebub, how much more shall they call them of his household? Matt 10:28 And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell. Matt 10:32 Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him will I confess also before my Father which is in heaven. Matt 10:33 But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven. Matt 10:34 Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword. Matt 10:35 For I am come to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter in law against her mother in law. Matt 10:36 And a man’s foes shall be they of his own household. Matt 10:38 And he that taketh not his cross, and followeth after me is not worthy of me. Matt 10:40 ¶He that receiveth you receiveth me, and he that receiveth me receiveth him that sent me. , especially. I spoke before Mr. H. Last eve on one side, I shall talk with you alone on another. You refer to the injury your failure will be to me, and the cause; I am more sensible of that than you are; my students have done me irreprableCorrected:irreparable injury while I have been doing all in my power under the circumstances for them. When I suffer for Truth they desert me and when I send out their name endorsed by myself they disgrace my recommendation by a failure or turning into mesmerism and working against me. Why is this all. simply because they have not started with right motives They tell me they have and I try them to help them but there is nothing hid that shall not be revealed in this, sooner or later Their success in healing tells more than all else

They love more the ties of the flesh than those of Spirit and always hold on to the former if they conflict with the latter I am not censuring any one I am only explaining for your good what hinders your success as you do to the sick what stands in the way of their recovery you know better than they; I know better than you and yet your spiritual perception of the way is far beyond some others I expected you would hold out a little longer you told me you could three months Not curing and keeping until cured your first patients was where you lost. Your wisdom was not sufficient for that. I saw this and knew at once how it would end. Do not let it be thought you left because you was driven out call it your Family, as it was in reality Had you not laid up first your treasures in earthly things you would have been free to worked on under difficulties but you chose not to take the footsteps of science and because you are better than Kennedy you have no prosperity in wrong [?] Unclear or illegible I could not help you when I desired to more than I ever did or I should have done more than I have

In love,
M. B. G.

P.S. Few doctors could build up a practice in the short time you have tried, and yet I blame you not.