Most of our readers have doubtless been informed through the daily press that Mrs. Eddy is now occupying her new home in the suburbs of Boston, but few of them have had personal opportunity to learn of the regret felt by the people of Concord because of her departure from that city. The first public expression of this almost universal sentiment was that of Mayor Charles R. Corning, which will be found on page 425 of this issue of the Sentinel. In an editorial which appeared in the Concord Patriot of Jan. 27, Mr. Meehan paid a genuine tribute to Mrs. Eddy not only as a citizen of the city and State, but as one who had so endeared herself to the people that their loving benediction could but go with her to the new home. Later The Boston Globe published a letter from Rev. Irving C. Tomlinson of Concord, in which he quoted to Mrs. Eddy some of the expressions of love and esteem for her which had come to him from representatives of all classes of Concord's citizens, and both editorial and letter are given elsewhere in our columns.

Mrs. Eddy has been for years enshrined in the hearts of her fellow-townsmen, and their appreciation of her worth has been manifested in many ways during her long residence among them. It is not too much to say that Mrs. Eddy has fully reciprocated this feeling, and that she continues to do so was evidenced to the writer to-day as he listened to the tender and loving words in which she voiced her affection for the people of her native State, and especially for the residents of Concord, to whom she had become greatly attached.

Mrs. Eddy will find here the same warmth of affection that she experienced in Concord, and her many friends and followers gladly welcome her to her new home,—a welcome in which the Sentinel most heartily joins.

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February 1, 1908

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