A Postal Clerk's Testimony

Something over three years ago I was a resident of Beaumont, Tex., situated eighty-three miles east of the city of Houston, Tex. I was an employee of the United States Railway Mail Service, which position I still hold. At the time I speak of my run extended from Beaumont, Tex., to Rockport, Tex., a distance of one hundred and forty-four miles the round trip, which I made daily. In order to get at the true cause of my trouble it is necessary to give you an idea of the duties imposed on a postal clerk. Besides having to make this trip daily, I was expected to make out two reports on my arrival at Beaumont. Then in order to be able to distribute mail correctly, it was necessary for me to put in the remainder of my time in hard study so as to be posted on all the new roads and offices, and all other changes that were being made every day.

All this drew heavily on my time, and I had little else to think of; in fact, I had no time for anything else. I was beginning to realize that my health was failing under the strain, but the responsibility that rested on me would not permit of my losing a single day from my labor, as I could not spare the money that I would lose by my laying off; but alas! the time came when I was forced to lay off many months, and had it not been for Christian Science my lay off would have been forever.

Just previous to my breaking down, my attention was called to a little incident that was transpiring in Houston. Some of my relatives were investigating what was to them a new teaching. They wrote me of the things that they had discovered. I had great confidence in them, and as I had never heard of Christian Science, I accepted what they wrote me.

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Testimony of Healing
Effects of Accident Quickly Overcome
May 23, 1901

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