Deed of Trust

The Deed of Trust organizing the Christian Science Publishing Society was originally published on January 25, 1898. This article was updated as of June 16, 2022.

The following is a copy of the Deed of Trust constituting the Board of Trustees—organizing the Christian Science Publishing Society.

BE IT KNOWN THAT I , Mary Baker G. Eddy of Concord, New Hampshire, in consideration of one dollar to me paid by Edward P. Bates, James A. Neal, and William P. McKenzie, all of Boston, Massachusetts, and in consideration of their agreement to faithfully observe and perform all the conditions hereinafter specified to be by them observed and performed, and for the purpose of more effectually promoting and extending the religion of Christian Science as taught by me, do hereby sell and convey to them, the said Bates, Neal and McKenzie, and their successors in the trust hereinafter established all and singular the personal property, goods, and chattels which were sold and conveyed to me by the Christian Science Publishing Society by its bill of sale dated January 21st, 1898, said property being located in the premises numbered 95 and 97 Falmouth Street in said Boston, including the publication called “The Christian Science Journal,” (not including the copyrights thereof), the linotype, all pamphlets, tracts and other literature conveyed to me by said bill of sale, the Hymnal, the subscription lists of “The Christian Science Journal” and of “The Christian Science Quarterly,” all stationary fixtures, stock on hand manufactured or otherwise, machinery, tools, mailing lists, book accounts, notes, drafts, checks and bills, whether in process of collection or not, five United States bonds of one thousand dollars each, all cash and bank accounts and all personal property of whatsoever kind or nature which belonged to said Society and which were conveyed to me as aforesaid, excepting only such of said property as may have been used and disposed of since the date of said sale to me, upon the following perpetual and irrevocable trust and confidence, namely:

1. Said trustees shall hold and manage said property and property rights exclusively for the purpose of carrying on the business, which has been heretofore conducted by the said Christian Science Publishing Society, in promoting the interests of Christian Science; and the principal place of business shall be in said Boston.

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