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Acts of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland 1638-1842
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'Acts: 1785', Acts of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland 1638-1842 (1843), pp. 822-823. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=60187 Date accessed: 17 September 2014.
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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.
II. Sess. 1, May 19, 1785.—The King's most gracious Letter to the General Assembly,
presented to them by his Majesty's Commissioner.
III. Sess. 3, May 21, 1785.—The General Assembly's Answer to the King's most gracious
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.
V. Sess. ult., May 30, 1785.—Commission to some Ministers and Ruling Elders for
discussing Affairs referred to them..
VI. Sess. ult., May 30, 1785.—Interim Act and Overture concerning Ordained Assistands.
VII. Sess. ult., May 30, 1785.—Recommendation respecting Ordination to the Office of a
Minister, without relation to a particular Charge.
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.
X. Sess. ult., May 30, 1785.—Act appointing the Diet of the next General Assembly.
The General Assembly, &c.
George, R., &c.
May it please your Majesty, &c.
(See Act 7th, 1784.)
(See Act 9th, 1784.)
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.
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