Books by Mary Baker Eddy

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   At the Wednesday evening meeting of April 3, 1907,
in The First Church of Christ, Scientist, in Boston, the
First Reader, Mr. William D. McCrackan, read the following
letter from Mrs. Eddy.  In announcing this letter,
he said: -
   "Permission has been secured from our beloved Leader
to read you a letter from her to me.  This letter is in
Mrs. Eddy's own handwriting, with which I have been
familiar for several years, and it shows her usual mental
and physical vigor."

MY 135

Mrs. Eddy's Letter

   Beloved Student: - The wise man has said, "When I
was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child,
I thought as a child:  but when I became a man, I put
away childish things."  That this passage of Scripture
and its concluding declaration may be applied to old age,
is a solace.
   Perhaps you already know that I have heretofore personally
attended to my secular affairs, - to my income,
investments, deposits, expenditures, and to my
employees.  But the increasing demands upon my time and
labor, and my yearning for more peace in my advancing
years, have caused me to select a Board of Trustees to
take the charge of my property; namely, the Hon. Henry
M. Baker, Mr. Archibald McLellan, and Mr. Josiah E.
   As you are the First Reader of my church in Boston,
of about forty thousand members, I inform you of this,
the aforesaid transaction.
                                        Lovingly yours in Christ,
                                        Mary Baker Eddy
                                        Pleasant View, Concord, N. H.,
                                        March 22, 1907

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