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Acts of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland 1638-1842
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'Acts: 1780', Acts of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland 1638-1842 (1843), pp. 804-805. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=60182 Date accessed: 26 October 2014.
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The principal acts of the general assembly, convened at Edinburgh, May 25, 1780.
I. Sess. 1, May 25, 1780.—The King's Commission to George Earl of Dalhousie produced, and ordered to be recorded.
II. Sess. 1, May 25, 1780.—The King's most gracious 'Letter to the General Assembly,
presented to them by his Majesty's Commissioner.
III. Sess. 3, May 27, 1780.—The General Assembly's Answer to the King's most gracious
IV. Sess. 9, June 3, 1780.—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.
V. Sess. 9, June 3, 1780.—Commission to some Ministers and Ruling Elders for
discussing Affairs referred to them.
VI. Sess. 9, June 3, 1780.—Overture anent the Ordination of Elders.
VII. Sess. 9, June 3, 1780.—Overture anent Licensing Probationers.
VIII. Sess. ult., June 5, 1780.—Act appointing the Diet of the next General Assembly.
The General Assembly, &c.
George, R., &c.
May it please your Majesty, &c.
The General Assembly, &c.—(The latter part of the additional instructions of
1779 are this year omitted.—Ed. 1843.)
The next General Assembly of this National Church is appointed to be held within the New Church Aisle of Edinburgh, on Thursday, the 24th day of May, in the
Collected and extracted from the Records of the General Assembly, by
George Wishart, John Drysdale, Cl. Eccl. Scot.
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