Acts
1755

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Church Law Society (editors)

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1843

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721-722

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'Acts: 1755', Acts of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland 1638-1842 (1843), pp. 721-722. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=60157 Date accessed: 01 October 2014.


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The principal acts of the general assembly, convened at Edibburgh, May 22, 1755.

Sess. 1, May 22, 1755.—The King's Commission to Charles Lord Cathcart produced, and ordered to be recorded.

The General Assembly, &c.

II. Sess. 1, May 22, 1755.—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 24, 1755.—The General Assembly's Answer to the King's most gracious Letter.

May it please your Majesty, &c.

IV. Sess. 6, May 28, 1755.—Act against Infidelity and Immorality.

The General Assembly, being filled with the deepest concern on account of the prevalence of infidelity and immorality, the principles whereof have been, to the disgrace of our age and nation, so openly avowed in several books published of late in this country, and which are but too well known among us; do, therefore, judge it proper and necessary for them at this time to express the utmost abhorrence of these impious and infidel principles, which are subversive of all religion, natural and revealed, and have such pernicious influence on life and morals. And they do earnestly recommend it to all the ministers of this Church to exercise the vigilance, and to exert the zeal, which becomes their character, to preserve those under their charge from the contagion of these abominable tenets, and to stir up in them a solicitous concern to guard against them, and against the influence of those who are infected with them.

V. Sess. 9, May 31, 1755.—Commission to some Ministers and Ruling Elders for discussing Affairs referred to them.

The General Assembly, &c.

VI. Sess. 9, May 31, 1755.—Commission to some Ministers and Ruling Elders for Reformation of the Highlands and Islands, and for Managing his Majesty's Royal Bounty for that end.

The General Assembly, &c.

VII. Sess. ult., June 2, 1755.—Act appointing the next Diet of the General Assembly.

The next General Assembly of this National Church is appointed to be held in this place, upon the third Thursday of May next, being the 20th day of that month, in the year 1756.

Collected and extracted from the Records of the General Assembly, by
George Wishart, Cls. Eccl. Scot.

May 29, 1755.

Upon report of the Committee for Overtures, the General Assembly transmits to the several Presbyteries the overtures formerly transmitted to them by the last and preceding General Assemblies, and appoint that such Presbyteries as have given no opinion on these overtures do send up their opinions to the next General Assembly; and that such Presbyteries as have given their opinions upon them formerly do send up a new extract of the same.

The Overtures above referred to are:—

I. Overture anent Processes against Probationers, transmitted by the Assembly, 1748.
II. Overture anent Licensing Probationers, transmitted by the Assembly, 1749, with an Amendment, proposed and transmitted by the Assembly, 1750.
III. Overture anent the Psalmody, transmitted by the Assembly, 1750.
IV. Overture anent the Effect of Dissents, transmitted by the Assembly, 1752.
V. Overture anent Presbyteries neglecting to send up their Opinions on the Overtures transmitted to them by the Assembly, transmitted by the Assembly, 1753.
VI. Overture anent Ministers ordained in England, or in Foreign Parts, transmitted by the Assembly, 1754.
VII. Overture anent Members of Inferior Courts judging in Causes appealed from them to the Superior Courts, transmitted by the Assembly, 1754.



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