Acts of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland 1638-1842. Originally published by Edinburgh Printing & Publishing Co, Edinburgh, 1843.
This free content was digitised by double rekeying. All rights reserved.
The principal acts of the general assembly, convened at Edinburgh, May 21, 1795.
I. Sess. 1, May 21, 1795.—The King's Commission to David Earl of Leven produced, and ordered to be recorded.
II. Sess. 1, May 21, 1795.—The King's most gracious Letter to the General Assembly, presented to them by his Majesty's Commissioner.
III. Sess. 3, May 23, 1795.—The General Assembly's Answer to the King's most gracious Letter.
IV. Sess. 3, May 23, 1795.—Address to his Majesty on the Nuptials of his Royal Highness the Prince of Wales with her most Serene Highness Caroline Princess of Brunswich.
May it please your Majesty,
We, your Majesty's most dutiful and loyal subjects, the ministers and elders of the Church of Scotland met in the General Assembly, beg leave humbly to approach the throne, with our warmest congratulations on the marriage of His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales with and amiable Princess of the illustrious House of Brunswick,—an House from which has sprung a race of kings, under whose auspicious government our national liberty and prosperity have been secured and increased.
This important event must, at any time, have been interesting to us, as it flatters us with the pleasing hope of having your Majesty's royal line extended down to the latest posterity, and as it contributes to your domestic happiness; but especially, in the present period, have we seen, with the most unfeigned joy, your Majesty's paternal wishes so happily fulfilled by this auspicious union, which, having diffused such universal satisfaction through the whole empire, gives your Majesty at once the amplest proof, that you possess unimpaired the warmest affection of your subjects, and the strongest security that your Royal Family shall ever retain it.
But while we contemplate with pleasure the increased stability of your Majesty's throne, and the internal happiness of your people, we cannot turn our eyes on the present distracted state of Europe without the most anxious solicitude; nor behold the vigorous exertions of this nation under your Majesty's direction, without praying fervently, as servants of the God of peace, that he may be pleased to bless, with full and speedy success, the energy of your Majesty's councils and arms, for the restoration of public tranquillity, entertaining full confidence in your Majesty's wisdom, that no favourable opportunity shall be lost in procuring the blessing of a safe, honourable, and lasting peace.
That Almighty God may ever have your Majesty under his peculiar care; that you
may reign long and happily over a free and loyal people; that he may bless our gracious Queen, and all the Royal Family; that he may bless their Royal Highnesses the
Prince and Princess of Wales, with all domestic felicity, and preserve them in the
paths of religion and virtue, and that a race of kings descended from them may sway
the sceptre of these lands to the latest ages, are the earnest prayers of,
May it please your Majesty, your Majesty's most dutiful, most faithful, and most obedient subjects, the Ministers and Elders met in this National Assembly of the Church of Scotland.
V. Sess. 3, May 23, 1795.—Address to his Royal Highness the Prince of Wales on the event of his Marriage.
May it please your Royal Highness,
We, the ministers and elders of the Church of Scotland, met in the General As sembly, beg leave, respectfully, to approach your Royal Highness with our warmest congratulations on your marriage with an amiable Princess of the illustrious House of Brunswick.
Zealously attached to our free and happy constitution in Church and State, we most cordially rejoice in an event which, while it brings to your Highness so great an accession of domestic happiness, affords to the British empire an additional security for the continuance of the many and important blessings it has so long enjoyed, under the mild and auspicious government of the august House of Hanover.
That your Royal Highness and your amiable Consort may be adorned with all
those virtues which give true dignity and lustre to your exalted station; that Divine
Providence may bestow upon you a large portion of prosperity and glory, and bless
you with a race of princes to sway the sceptre of these realms over a free, loyal, and
happy people, to latest posterity; and that, after a long enjoyment of earthly blessings,
you may be received into the mansions of eternal felicity, are the fervent prayers of,
May it please your Royal Highness, your Royal Highness's most devoted servants, the Ministers and Elders met in this National Assembly of the Church of Scotland.
VI. Sess. 3, May 23, 1795.—Act enjoining Prayer for Her Royal Highness the Princess of Wales.
The General Assembly, considering that it hath pleased God to bless this nation with an addition to the Royal Family, by the happy marriage of his Royal Highness the Prince of Wales, do, therefore, enjoin all the ministers of this Church that they pray for her Royal Highness the Princess of Wales, as well as for his Majesty King George, his Royal Consort the Queen, his Royal Highness the Prince of Wales, and all the Royal Family; and that her Royal Highness the Princess of Wales be named immediately after the Prince.