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For the information of the readers of your esteemed paper who may have received a wrong impression, I should like to state that Mrs. Eddy gained from the Bible her inspiration for the discovery of Christian Science. As a young woman she was a frequent contributor of poetry and prose to newspapers and periodicals, among them the I. O. O. F. Covenant, December, 1845, while a collection of selected verse by New Hampshire authors, published in Manchester, New Hampshire, in 1850, contained two poems by Mrs. Eddy.

Anyone desiring further authentic information may consult "The Life of Mary Baker Eddy" by Sibyl Wilbur, or "Mary Baker Eddy, a Life Size Portrait," by Dr. Lyman P. Powell, biographies which may be found in Christian Science Reading Rooms and in public libraries.

Unselfish efforts never go unrewarded. The success of Mary Baker Eddy evidenced her unselfish desire to serve her fellow men, and the continued good influence of her writings, which elucidate her discovery, is attested by the many adherents to the religion which she founded.

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September 12, 1936

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