Accession: L09677
Editorial Title: Copy from the Church Records, October 26, 1881
Author: A. A. Draper  Hanover P. Smith  Mary Baker Eddy 
Date: October 26, 1881
Manuscript Description: Handwritten in ink on lined paper in Mary Baker Eddy’s handwriting.
Editorial Note: This document references what became known as the Lynn Rebellion.
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L09677
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Copy from the Church Records

Lynn Oct 26.th 1881

Met at 8 Broad St. Mrs. M. B. G Eddy in the chair, Report of Committee Accepted

Called for new business,

Mr. P. Bancroft brought in copy of resolutions made by several Church members, They asked for their withdrawal. S. Louise Durant, J. L. Straw, M. J. Dunshee, D. B. Rawson E. G. Stuart A.B. Newman James C. Howard M. R. Rice,

The meeting took action action & voted that a copy of this letter be sent to each individual designated, The following vote was unanimously passed. That your unchristian communication of Oct. 21. 81. renders you liable to Church discipline As Written: disipline, as you have broken the covenant, in that you went not to the individual whom you have abused To tell her that you had aught against As Written: aginst herMatt 5:23 Therefore if thou bring thy gift to the altar, and there rememberest that thy brother hath aught against thee; Matt 5:24 Leave there thy gift before the altar, and go thy way; first be reconciled to thy brother, and then come and offer thy gift. , That you had assumed the appearance of full fellowship with her, Also you have perjured yourself & broken a most solemn oath, binding yourself as a Christian Scientist As Written: Scintist to deal justly & whereas your manner has been unconstitutional & unchristian; You are liable to expulsion.

You are hereby notified to appear before the Church of ChristEditorial Note: (Scientist) at 8 Broad St Lynn on Monday Oct 31 at 5 P. M. to answer for your unjust proceeding

Per order

Church of ChristEditorial Note: (Scientist)

A. A Draper

Secretary As Written: Sec

A true copy attest

H. P. Smith

L09677
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Copy from the Church Records

Lynn Oct 26.th 1881

Met at 8 Broad St. Mrs. M. B. G Eddy in the chair, Report of Committee Accepted

Called for new business,

Mr. P. Bancroft brought in copy of resolutions made by several Church members, They asked for their withdrawal. S. Louise Durant, J. L. Straw, M. J. Dunshee, D. B. Rawson E. G. Stuart A.B. Newman James C. Howard M. R. Rice,

The meeting took action action & voted that a copy of this letter be sent to each individual designated, The following vote was unanimously passed. That your unchristian communication of Oct. 21. 81. renders you liable to Church disipline, Corrected: discipline as you have broken the covenant, in that you went not to the individual whom you have abused To tell her that you had aught aginst Corrected: against herMatt 5:23 Therefore if thou bring thy gift to the altar, and there rememberest that thy brother hath aught against thee; Matt 5:24 Leave there thy gift before the altar, and go thy way; first be reconciled to thy brother, and then come and offer thy gift. , That you had assumed the appearance of full fellowship with her, Also you have perjured yourself & broken a most solemn oath, binding yourself as a Christian Scintist Corrected: Scientist to deal justly & whereas your manner has been unconstitutional & unchristian; You are liable to expulsion.

You are hereby notified to appear before the Church of ChristEditorial Note: (Scientist) at 8 Broad St Lynn on Monday Oct 31 at 5 P. M. to answer for your unjust proceeding

Per order

Church of ChristEditorial Note: (Scientist)

A. A Draper

Sec Corrected: Secretary

A true copy attest

H. P. Smith