From early childhood my wife was afflicted with an...

From early childhood my wife was afflicted with an eruptive disease for over thirty years, for which she tried meteria medica without obtaining permanent relief. In October, 1900, through curiosity, we ventured into Second Church of Christ, Scientist, of this city, and found the First Reader to be a friend of many years gone by. Later my wife called on her and decided to take treatment for her various afflictions, including a chronic disease of twenty years' standing, besides the trouble already indicated. I am more than happy to say that she is thoroughly healed of all her diseases; and what is vastly more important, she has been led by Christianly loving-kindness and patience to know her relation to God, and to understand the life, teachings, and works of Christ Jesus as a comprehensible verity. During her treatment it was kindly suggested that the study of "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," and attendance at the church services would facilitate and hasten her healing. Of course, as every decent man should, I accompanied her, more as an act of American gallantry than from enjoyment of the services. Soon, however, I noticed a change; I saw that she was responding to the treatment. With the keenest anxiety I watched the improvement. She asked me to read the text-book. I glanced over it, replying that it was too deeply metaphysical for me to comprehend, busy as I was at the time. Later on I took up the study, anxious to know how my wife had been healed, and if it was by divine Mind.

While studying the text-book, attending the services, etc., I experienced the workings of Truth in my own body. I had served in General Grant's Army of the Tennessee from May 26, 1861, to the close of the war, and exposure and hardships developed rheumatic trouble. I have lived on this coast thrity-six years, suffering more or less with this disease, which was becoming more severe in its attacks. In February, 1900, I was suddenly prostrated with sciatic trouble of an acute type; was for three months confined to the house, and was six weeks in bed, experimenting with materia medica. When able to walk with a cane, my physician told me that my limb was in a serious condition; that if I were a young man it might possibly be restored, but at my advanced age it never would.

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