Vital Issues in Christian Science: A Record of Unsettled Questions Which Arose in the Year 1909, between the Directors of the Mother Church, the First Church of Christ, Scientist, Boston, Massachusetts, and First Church of Christ, Scientist, New York City

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CHAPTER IV
BEGINNINGS OF THE CONTROVERSY

Boston "Conference" with Now York Trustees September 24,1909

THE first official notice which the Board of Trustees of First Church of Christ, Scientist, New York City, had of what was being done by the Board of Directors of The Mother Church, in matters affecting the New York church, was disclosed in the "Conference" of September 24, 1909, in the Board Room of The Mother Church, to which, by request of the Secretary of the Board of Directors, most of the members of the New York Board of Trustees had been called at forty-eight hours' notice. All those invited were present except two--Mr. Edwin P. Hatfield, Chairman of the Board, and Mrs. Isabelle C. Dam. The former was unavoidably detained, and the latter did not receive the notice. Mrs. Augusta E. Stetson, C.S.D., then a regular member of the New York Board, was not invited, as was afterwards learned. The six members present were Mrs. Suzanne S. Thomas, Messrs. John Franklin Crowell, John D. Higgins, Adolph Rusch, William H. Taylor, Joseph B. Whitney. Every member of the Board of Directors of The Mother Church was present, namely, Archibald McLellan, Allison V. Stewart, Ira O. Knapp, Stephen A. Chase, and John V. Dittemore; and in addition to these there were present Clifford P. Smith, First Reader of The Mother Church, Virgil O. Strickler, First

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