Rejoicing in Freedom

Born in 1841, I served in the Confederate Army, and for thirty-three years have prospected and mined in Montana. I was salivated when less than three years of age, and did not weigh fifty pounds when twelve years old. About this time, I had my back injured and was afflicted with piles, biliousness, and chronic constipation.

In 1879 rheumatism was added, and for a time I used crutches. I developed asthma a short time after—as an addition to catarrh, which attacked me first in 1871. In 1885 my eyes began to fail, and I commenced using spectacles. From my earliest recollection I have been dosed, or dosed myself, with all the remedies within my reach for these various complaints. I am free from disease, and am writing this communication without glasses. I have lost all sense of the dead weariness that formerly made life a burden after each day's work was done. I am awaking to "the sense of Life that knows no death," and to "that joy which finds one's own in another's good" (Miscellaneous Writings by Mary Baker G. Eddy, pp. 194, 128).

Harpin Davies, Bald Butte, Mont.

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