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The fall of 1833 found me with my mother's family and...

From the November 7, 1903 issue of the Christian Science Sentinel

The fall of 1833 found me with my mother's family and others, camped within the borders of Texas, of which we had just become citizens. Texas was then a wilderness, inhabited by roaming, hostile Indians.

I was a refugee in 1836, fleeing from home before the army of Santa Anna. Of the pioneers who enlisted under the flag of the Lone Star to battle for freedom, I am one of the few now living to testify to former conditions. After seventy years sojourn in my adopted state, I became again a refugee, fleeing from a merciless foe—ill health—to the standard of Christian Science to battle for right against wrong, for truth against error, for God and His demonstrated power.

Only a few years since, Mrs. Eddy startled the world with this new philosophy, this new Science of God, infinite Mind, an ever-present help to those who seek aright, and I am proud to say that I am again a pioneer and have demonstrated this fact of God's healing presence to my entire satisfaction.

My husband being a physician, I naturally had all confidence in medicine. It gradually failed me, however, and I became a physical wreck. I suffered intensely for a year with muscular rheumatism and other ills. Life was a burden and I was hopeless.

Meantime this new star of Christian Science had appeared, leading all who were willing to a haven of rest. I was healed through the ministry of a Christian Science practitioner, and my heart is filled with gratitude to her and to our beloved Leader, Mrs. Eddy, and most of all to the ever-present God, who "healeth our diseases" and reveals to us the Christ-truth.

I am a member of Second Church of Christ, Scientist, of Houston, Tex., the only church with which I have affiliated in fifty years.

I write this testimony hoping that some forlorn and shipwrecked brother, seeing it, may take heart again.

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