A Personal Explanation

Providence (R. I.) Sunday Journal

To the Editor of the Sunday Journal.

In behalf of the Church Congress, for which I spoke last Tuesday evening, and of the large gathering of citizens and guests assembled on the occasion, may I be permitted to mention some points suggested by the editorial on Christian Science which appears in your issue of this date. Your own admirable report of the discussion gives me some ground for asking the privilege, as you express the opinion that it was "a bit unfair" that I was obliged to be the first speaker, and thus "was forced to outline the tenets of Christian Science and hold it up as a target for the flings of the other speakers." Let me say in passing, however, that I did not and do not complain of the arrangement, which, on the whole, was the best that could be made.

That the question is a vital one is shown by the fact that the Congress gave an entire evening to it, and that it attracted so large and intelligent an audience. My attitude on the subject will be better understood if I give a brief history of my relation to the movement.

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