Christian Scientists Visit Concord

Concord Evening Monitor

An unheralded and very interesting feature of the Old Home Day celebration was the bringing to Concord of several hundred Christian Scientists from various points of New England.

It was in a way a tribute to New Hampshire's special celebration, yet the suddenness with which the invitation to the Scientists was send and accepted was remarkable. The invitation was sent by Mrs. Eddy's wish to the Publishing House at Boston at about four o'clock Wednesday, without a word as to why the Scientists were wanted, or what they could be expected to do. But mindful of the one or two preceding occasions when Mrs. Eddy has invited her followers to visit her, the notice was spread by special messengers, verbally, and by telephone and telegraph, wherever Christian Scientists could be reached from Boston and all were told to get the 6.40 train from Boston to Concord Thursday morning. Accordingly all who could possibly make the trip made an early start yesterday, and that train, to reach which many got up before light and resorted to all sorts expedients to get into town at such an early hour, carried out three hundred Scientists, while a few came over from New York, and the train took on many more before it reached here.

To the Honest Public
September 7, 1899

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