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People and Patriot

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         [People and Patriot, Concord, N. H., February 27, 1895]

24    MAGNIFICENT TESTIMONIAL

         Members of The First Church of Christ, Scientist, at

         Boston, have forwarded to Mrs. Mary Baker Eddy of


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1      this city, the Founder of Christian Science, a testimonial

         which is probably one of the most magnificent examples

3      of the goldsmith’s art ever wrought in this country. It is

         in the form of a gold scroll, twenty-six inches long, nine

         inches wide, and an eighth of an inch thick.

6      It bears upon its face the following inscription, cut in

         script letters: —

         “Dear Mother: — During the year 1894 a church edi-

9      fice was erected at the intersection of Falmouth and Nor-

         way Streets, in the city of Boston, by the loving hands of

         four thousand members. This edifice is built as a testi-

12    monial to Truth, as revealed by divine Love through you

         to this age. You are hereby most lovingly invited to visit

         and formally accept this testimonial on the 20th day of

15    February, 1895, at high noon.

         “The First Church of Christ, Scientist, at Boston, Mass.

         “BY EDWARD P. BATES,

18    “CAROLINE S. BATES

         “To the Rev. Mary Baker Eddy,

         “Boston, January 6, 1895”

21    Attached by a white ribbon to the scroll is a gold key

         to the church door.

         The testimonial is encased in a white satin-lined box

24    of rich green velvet.

         The scroll is on exhibition in the window of J. C.

         Derby’s jewelry store.




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