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         My answer to manifold letters relative to the return
         of members that have gone out of The First Church of
         Christ, Scientist, in Boston, is this: While my affec-
         tions plead for all and every one, and my desire is that
15    all shall be redeemed, I am not unmindful that the Scrip-
         tures enjoin, “Let all things be done decently and in

         To continue one’s connection with this church, or to
         regain it, one must comply with the church rules. All
20    who desire its fellowship, and to become members of it,
         must send in their petitions to this effect to the Clerk
         of the church; and upon a meeting being called, the
         First Members will determine the action of the church
         on this subject.

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