Our Leader has requested us to say that no letters of inquiry are to be addressed to her touching upon questions that should properly come before the Clerk or other officers of The Mother Church, The Christian Science Publishing Society, or the publisher of her books. Will our readers please bear this request in mind, so that they will not trespass upon the attention of secretaries whose legitimate duties fully occupy their time.

Although the attention of our readers has previously been called to the impropriety of taking the time of our Leader and her secretaries to read and answer letters which never should have been written to her, it would seem that the tendency to overload Mrs. Eddy's mail with needless questions and questions which naturally should go to others has not ceased. Therefore it becomes necessary to say once more that under Mrs. Eddy's instructions there are certain classes of letters which are not brought to her attention. Among these are included letters which contain questions that are answered in a broad way in the Church Manual, letters that pertain to matters which are so purely local in their nature that they should not be brought to the attention of any one outside of the immediate field of the writer, and still others which solicit help for the sick or describe disease, or which ask for special privileges and favors that are in no wise for the advancement of Christian Science, but on the contrary are solely for the selfish interest of the writers.

March 21, 1908

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