Books by Mary Baker Eddy

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   To the Rev. Franklin D. Ayer, D.D., Pastor Emeritus; the Rev.
George H. Reed, Pastor of the First Congregational Church,
Concord, N. H., Edward A. Moulton, John C. Thorne, William P.
Ballard, Henry K. Morrison, Deacons.

   Beloved Brethren: - I have the pleasure of thanking
you for your kind invitation to attend the one hundred
and seventy-fifth anniversary of our time-honored
First Congregational Church in Concord, N. H., where
my parents first offered me to Christ in infant baptism.
For nearly forty years and until I had a church of my
own, I was a member of the Congregational Church in
Tilton, N. H.
   To-day my soul can only sing and soar.  An increasing
sense of God's love, omnipresence, and omnipotence
enfolds me.  Each day I know Him nearer, love Him
more, and humbly pray to serve Him better.  Thus
seeking and finding (though feebly), finally may we not
together rejoice in the church triumphant?

MY 175

   I would love to be with you at this deeply interesting
anniversary, but my little church in Boston, Mass., of
thirty-six thousand communicants, together with the
organizations connected therewith, requires my constant
attention and time, with the exception of a daily drive.
   Please accept the enclosed check for five hundred
dollars, to aid in repairing your church building.

                                        Pleasant View, Concord, N. H.,
                                        November 14, 1905

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