The Tenets of The Mother Church were copyrighted by our Leader. That she did not desire them to be reproduced indiscriminately is shown by the By-law of the Manual, Article XXIII, Section 4.

About the time of the organization of The Mother Church, Mrs. Eddy gave the Directors permission to print the Tenets; and they were then included in a small folder, along with the few rules of the church and a certificate of membership. This little booklet, which was presented to each new member, was in use until the appearance of the Church Manual, which was first issued in 1895, containing the Tenets, rules, and By-laws of The Mother Church.

When applications for membership took the place of the church record book, by signing which members formerly signified their adherence to the Tenets, the Tenets were printed in the forms of application for membership with The Mother Church, and applicants certified thereon their adherence to them.

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Among the Churches
May 5, 1923

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