Books by Mary Baker Eddy

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   Of further interest in this matter is the following extract
from an editorial obituary which appeared in 1845 in
the Freemason's Monthly Magazine, published by the
late Charles W. Moore, Grand Secretary of the Grand
Lodge of Massachusetts: -

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   Died at Wilmington, N. C., on the 27th June last,
Major George W. Glover, formerly of Concord, N. H.
   Brother Glover resided in Charleston, S. C., and was
made a Mason in "St. Andrew's Lodge, No. 10."  He was
soon exalted to the degree of a Royal Arch Mason in
"Union Chapter, No. 3," and retained his membership
in both till his decease.  He was devotedly attached
to Masonry, faithful as a member and officer of the
Lodge and Chapter, and beloved by his brothers and
companions, who mourn his early death.

   Additional facts regarding Major Glover, his illness and
death, are that he was for a number of years a resident of
Charleston, S. C., where he erected a fine dwelling-house,
the drawings and specifications of which were kept by his
widow for many years after his death.  While at Wilmington,
N. C., in June, 1844, Mr. Glover was attacked with
yellow fever of the worst type, and at the end of nine days
he passed away.  This was the second case of the dread
disease in that city, and in the hope of allaying the excitement
which was fast arising, the authorities gave the cause
of death as bilious fever, but they refused permission to
take the remains to Charleston.
   On the third day of her husband's illness, Mrs. Glover
(now Mrs. Eddy) sent for the distinguished physician who
attended cases of this terrible disease as an expert (Dr.
McRee we think it was), and was told by him that he could
not conceal the fact that the case was one of yellow fever
in its worst form, and nothing could save the life of
her husband.  In these nine days and nights of agony
the young wife prayed incessantly for her husband's
recovery, and was told by the expert physician that

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but for her prayers the patient would have died on
the seventh day.
   The disease spread so rapidly that Mrs. Glover (Mrs.
Eddy) was afraid to have her brother, George S. Baker,
come to her after her husband's death, to take her back to
the North.  Although he desired to go to her assistance,
she declined on this ground, and entrusted herself to the
care of her husband's Masonic brethren, who faithfully
performed their obligation to her.  She makes grateful
acknowledgment of this in her book, "Retrospection and
Introspection."  In this book (p. 20) she also states,
"After returning to the paternal roof I lost all my husband's
property, except what money I had brought
with me; and remained with my parents until after
my mother's decease."  Mr. Glover had made no will
previous to his last illness, and then the seizure of disease
was so sudden and so violent that he was unable
to make a will.
   These letters and extracts are of absorbing interest to
Christian Scientists as amplification of the facts given by
Mrs. Eddy in "Retrospection and Introspection."

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