Acts: 1785

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Acts of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland 1638-1842. Originally published by Edinburgh Printing & Publishing Co, Edinburgh, 1843.

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The principal acts of the general assembly, convened at Edinburgh, May 19, 1785.

I. Sess. 1, May 19, 1785.—The King's Commission to David Earl of Leven produced, and ordered to be recorded.

The General Assembly, &c.

II. Sess. 1, May 19, 1785.—The King's most gracious Letter to the General Assembly, presented to them by his Majesty's Commissioner.

George, R., &c.

III. Sess. 3, May 21, 1785.—The General Assembly's Answer to the King's most gracious Letter.

May it please your Majesty, &c.

IV. Sess. 9, May 28, 1785.—Commission to some Ministers and Ruling Elders for the Reformation of the Highlands and Islands of Scotland, and for Managing his Majesty's Royal Bounty for that end.

The General Assembly, &c.

V. Sess. ult., May 30, 1785.—Commission to some Ministers and Ruling Elders for discussing Affairs referred to them. (fn. 1).

The General Assembly, &c.

VI. Sess. ult., May 30, 1785.—Interim Act and Overture concerning Ordained Assistands.

(See Act 7th, 1784.)

VII. Sess. ult., May 30, 1785.—Recommendation respecting Ordination to the Office of a Minister, without relation to a particular Charge.

(See Act 9th, 1784.)

VIII. Sess. ult., May 30, 1785.—A new Overture respecting the Ordination of Elders.


IX. Sess. ult., May 30, 1785.—Overture from the Synod of Fife, respecting the second paragraph of the Act passed in 1782, concerning the Licensing of Probationers, ordered by the Assembly to be transmitted. (fn. 2)

X. Sess. ult., May 30, 1785.—Act appointing the Diet of the next General Assembly.

The next General Assembly of this National Church is appointed to be held within the New Church Aisle of Edinburgh, on Thursday, the 18th day of May, in the year 1786.

Collected and extracted from the Records of the General Assembly, by
John Drysdale, Cls. Eccl. Scot.


  • 1. The Assembly had this year under consideration an Overture from the Synod of Perth and Stirling, anent the restoring the clause in the instructions to the Commission, which was last year ordered to be struck out. The Assembly agreed, without a vote, to dismiss the Overture.—Ed. 1843.
  • 2. It does not appear that this particular Overture was passed.—Ed. 1843.