Hartford, Conn., June 15, 1908.

Mrs. Mary Baker G. Eddy.

Revered Teacher and Leader:— Your profound writings have given to the world the clearest and most satisfying "Key to the Scriptures" that has ever been written. Nothing but long and consecrated devotion to the study of the Bible could have so gloriously fitted you for the great work you have so unselfishly done in revealing the sublime truths of the Book of books. As a slight personal acknowledgment of the many blessings which have come to me and mine, through the study of your truly inspired writings, I take the liberty of sending you a copy of the only translation of the Bible made by a woman. As the learned translator says in her preface, "It is a literal rendering of the Original Tongue, in which the original sense has never been altered." This translation has been of great help to me in recognizing how exactly you have interpreted the meaning of the sacred writings, and how faithfully you have explained the seemingly hidden passages. This translation is now a very rare book. After the work was published the author had some copies sent her to give to friends and to send to the reviewers. A few hours after the books were received the publishing house was burned, and the whole edition, excepting the few sent the author, was destroyed. The copy I am sending you is one of those fortunately saved. The work was never republished. It has seemed to me eminently fitting that you, the only woman interpreter of the Bible, should possess a copy of the only translation of that revered book made by a woman.

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