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 17, 1787.
I. Sess. 1, May 17, 1787.—The King's Commission to David Earl of Leven produced, and ordered to be recorded.
II. Sess. 1, May 17, 1787.—The King's most gracious Letter to the General Assembly, presented to them by his Majesty's Commissioner.
III. Sess. 3, May 19, 1787.—The General Assembly's Answer to the King's most gracious Letter.
IV. Sess. 9, May 26, 1787.—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.
V. Sess. 9, May 26, 1787.—Commission to some Ministers and Ruling Elders for discussing Affairs referred to them.
VI. Sess. 9, May 26, 1787.—Interim Act and Overture concerning Ordained Assistants, re-transmitted and re-enacted.
VII. Sess. 9, May 26, 1787.—Overtures respecting the Ordination of Elders.
VIII. Sess. 9, May 26, 1787.—Overture anent Certificates of the Ordination of Elders to the Gerneral Assembly. (fn. 1)
That, before any Presbytery attest the Commission of a person to represent them, or any burgh within their bounds, for the first time, as an elder in the National Assembly of this Church, there be laid before them a declaration or attestation, by some minister of this Church, of his having been ordained an elder.