Acts and Proceedings of the General Assemblies of the Kirk of Scotland, 1560-1618. Originally published by [s.n.], Edinburgh, 1839.
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IV. Extracts From The Procedings Of The Synod Of Lothan And Tweeddale, 1593–1595.
At The Synod Of Lothan And Tweddale, Held At Dalkeith, 3 April 1593.
Sess. 3tia. iiij Aprilis 1593.
Tryell Of the Presbytere Of Hadingtone
Item being accusit that sum of thair brether, and in speciall, Mr James Carmichel, had nocht made the exerceis sen the last Assemblie, answerit: That Mr James was continewellie burthenit with the common cause of the kirk, quhairunto be the kirk he was employit, The Assemblie, (i.e. The Synod) finding his imployment in the common turnis to haif drawin him away from the discharge of his awin calling, dischargis the said Mr James of the samin, and ordains that he awaitt vpon the cure of the kirk of Hadingtone.
Ordains Mr James Carmichel to collect the Acts of the Generall Assemblie, that euerie brother may haif the copie of thame.
At the Synod &c. at Edinburgh, 2d October 1593.
Sess. 3tia. 3 Octobris.
Anent the ordnance maid in the former Assemblie, ordaining Mr James Carmichell, according to his promeis, to collect the Acts of the Generall Assemblie, that euerie brother may hawe the copie of thame: And the brether of that Presbyterie [of Hadingtone] reporting that thai vnderstand Mr James to be diligent in that wark, it is ordainit that thai trawell with the said Mr James to perfyte the wark.
At the Synod, &c. at Dunbar, 3d Aprilis 1594.
Sess. 3 tia. 3 Aprilis.
Anent the ordance maid in the last Assemblie, ordaining the brether of the Presbyterie of Hadingtone to trawell with Mr James Carmichell, for collecting the Acts of the Generall Assemblie: According heirunto the said brether declaring that thai had trawellit with the said Mr James, quha had the said Acts in reddines: It is ordanit that he present thame to the Presbyterie of Edinburgh.
At the Synod, &c. at Edinburgh, October 1594.
Sessio 3tia. 2 Octobris.
Anent the ordnance maid in the former Assemblie, ordaining thair brothe Mr James Carmichael according to his promeis to have the extract of the Acts of the General Assemblie and to present thame to the Presbytrie of Edinburgh. According herevnto the said Mr James declairing that the said Acts wer in reddines gif he had the help and assistance of a wryter to help him in the wark. The Assemblie appointis the brether Thomas Greg and Daniel Vallace to assist and help the said Mr James in vryting and thairefter that the said Mr James present the said Acts to the Presbytrie of Edinburgh betuix and Februar nixt.
At the Synod, &c. at Mussilburgh, April 1595.
Sessio 3a. 2 Aprilis.
Anent the ordnance maid in the former Assemblie ordaining Mr James Carmichell to perfyt the wark begun be him concerning the extracting of the Acts of the Generall Assemblie. According heirvnto the said Mr James declaring that he had perfyttit twa warks, the thrid remanit, quhilk he producit before the Assemblie. Quhilk being sichtit, It is ordainit that he do quhat lyis in him to persyte the haill wark betwix and the nixt Generall Assemblie, and for this purpos the brether appointit in the former Assemblie to assist him in vryting.
At the Synod, &c. at Edinburgh, October 1595.
Sessio 4a. (9 October.)
Anent the ordinance maid in diuers assemblies of before ordaning thair brother Mr James Carmichell to perfyte the wark begun be him concerning the extracting of the acts of the Generall Assemblies. According heirvnto the said Mr James being inquyritt quhat he had done in the said wark, declairit that as yet he had not perfytit the same, the Assemblie desyritt that he wald do quhat lay in him to perfyte the same; and hes appoyntit thair brother Thomas Greg and Daniel Vallace to help him in vryting.