Books by Mary Baker Eddy

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   Through the columns of your paper, will you permit
me, in behalf of the relatives and friends of the late
Major George W. Glover of Wilmington and his bereaved
lady, to return our thanks and express the feeling
of gratitude we owe and cherish towards those friends of
the deceased who so kindly attended him during his last
sickness, and who still extended their care and sympathy
to the lone, feeble, and bereaved widow after his decease.
Much has often been said of the high feeling of honor
and the noble generosity of heart which characterized the
people of the South, yet when we listen to Mrs. Glover
(my sister) whilst recounting the kind attention paid to
the deceased during his late illness, the sympathy extended
to her after his death, and the assistance volunteered

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to restore her to her friends at a distance of more
than a thousand miles, the power of language would be
but beggared by an attempt at expressing the feelings of
a swelling bosom.  The silent gush of grateful tears alone
can tell the emotions of the thankful heart, - words are
indeed but a meagre tribute for so noble an effort in behalf
of the unfortunate, yet it is all we can award:  will our
friends at Wilmington accept it as a tribute of grateful
hearts?  Many thanks are due Mr. Cooke, who engaged
to accompany her only to New York, but did not desert
her or remit his kind attention until he saw her in the
fond embrace of her friends.
                                        Your friend and obedient servant,
                                        (Signed) George S. Baker
                                        Sanbornton Bridge, N. H.,
                                        August 12, 1844

   The paper containing this card is now in the Young
Men's Christian Association at Wilmington.
   The facts regarding Major Glover's membership in
St. Andrew's Lodge, No. 10, were brought to light in a
most interesting way.  A Christian Scientist in Charleston
was requested to look up the records of this lodge,
as we had full confidence that it would corroborate Mrs.
Eddy's claims.  After frequent searchings and much interviewing
with Masonic authorities, it was learned that
the lodge was no longer in existence, and that during the
Civil War many Masonic records were transferred to
Columbia, where they were burned; but on repeated
search a roll of papers recording the death of George
Washington Glover in 1844 and giving best praises to
his honorable record and Christian character was found;

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and said record, with the seal of the Grand Secretary,
is now in the possession of the chairman of the Christian
Science publication committee.
   In the records of St. John's Lodge, Wilmington, as
found by one of your own citizens, a Mason, it is shown
that on the twenty-eighth day of June, 1844, a special
meeting was convened for the purpose of paying the last

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