[Editorial in the Concord (N. H.) Daily Patriot.]

There is no denying the fact that Mrs. Eddy's leave-taking of Concord to make her home permanently hereafter in Boston is a cause of general regret in this city. With most of us a great void has been created, and many years will pass before that void is filled, if we may ever hope to have it filled. The loss is not only Concord's but New Hampshire's, and while it will be more poignantly felt in the Capital City, all the State will share.

Mrs. Eddy was loved in Concord, and she takes with her the abiding affection of our people, not because of what she has, nor so much because of what she has done, nor so much because of what the expectations entertained by the people of Concord as to what in the future she might have done, but almost wholly for what she is,—for the broad catholic spirit that has marked her life amongst us; because of her refusal to interfere in the affairs of others, save for their or the general good; because of her ever-readiness and willingness to contribute to every need; because of her public-spiritedness; because of her manifested, ever-present interest in Concord and in Concord's welfare, and in the welfare and good name of the old Granite State.

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February 1, 1908

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