Old South Church voted overwhelmingly today to let its trustees sell one of its two copies of the 1640 Bay Psalm Book, an exceedingly rare and valuable text that specialists say could fetch $10 million to $20 million at auction. The money will help the church pay for needed repairs to its building and set the congregation on firmer financial ground as it pursues plans to grow its membership and mission. The motion passed 271 to 34.
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