A Statement of Facts

Misrepresentation is always best met by a mere statement of the truth. Hence the following statement of simple facts.

It is a fact that the Rev. Mary Baker Eddy in all her practice never charged but one patient, while she healed a great many.

It is a fact that she never received one cent of salary from her church, but when she did preach she received as her only compensation one half the amount put into the contribution box. She had preached for years before she would accept even this from her church. She went back and forth from her residence in Lynn, Mass., to Boston, sometimes breaking her way through the snow-drifts between her home and the depot, with her husband and a policeman by her side, when carriages could not go out.

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October 5, 1899

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