Galesburg, III., Aug. 2, 1909. Mrs. Mary Baker Eddy, Chestnut Hill, Mass.

Dear Leader:—In joyful obedience to the new by-law. Article XXIII., Sect. 2, as published in the last issue of the Sentinel, I have today handed to the clerk of our church my resignation as librarian of our local readingroom. My office as practitioner adjoins the reading-room and I have had charge of both. This by-law again fulfils the law, namely, "Thou shall love thy neighbor as thyself," and "Thou shalt not tempt thy brother," for herein is given the opportunity to all who have entered the work as practitioners to work equally, showing partiality or advantage toward none, and love toward all. The temptation of jealousy and envy is likewise eliminated.

I sincerely and gratefully express to you my joy and appreciation for the great love and wisdom which has given birth to this by-law. I am profoundly grateful to God for giving to us a Leader who knows no respect of persons, but with Christlike love for one and all points out and leads the way up to that blessed height where strife, contention, jealousy, and "who shall be greatest" are unknown, and the spirit of Love as revealed in yesterday's beautiful Lesson, fills every heart. Therefore, I thank you for this new by-law and rejoice in being obedient to it.

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