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Acts of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland 1638-1842
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'Acts: 1786', Acts of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland 1638-1842 (1843), pp. 824-825. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=60188 Date accessed: 30 July 2014.
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The principal acts of the general assembly, convened at Edinburgh, May 18, 1786.
I. Sess. 1, May 18, 1786.—The King's Commission to David Earl of Leven produced,
and ordered to be recorded.
II. Sess. 1, May 18, 1786.—The King's most gracious Letter to the General Assembly,
presented to them by his Majesty's Commissioner.
III. Sess. 3, May 20, 1786.—The General Assembly's Answer to the King's most gracious
IV. Sess. 9, May 27, 1786.—Commission to some Minister 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 27, 1786.—Commission to some Ministers and Ruling Elders for
discussing Affairs referred to them.
VI. Sess. 9, May 27, 1786.—Interim Act and Overture concerning Ordained Assistants.
VII. Sess. 9, May 27, 1786.—Recommendation respecting Ordination to the Office of a
Minister, without relation to a particular Charge.
VIII. Sess. 9, May 27, 1786.—Overture respecting the Ordination of Elders.
IX. Sess. 9, May 27, 1786.—The Assembly agreed to transmit the following Overture to
X. Sess. ult., May 29, 1786.—Act appointing the Diet of the next General Assembly.
The General Assembly, &c.
George, R., &c.
May it please your Majesty, &c.
(See Act 9th, 1784.)
That such an indulgence as shall seem meet to the Assembly, may be granted to
the students having the Gaelic language, in the Northern and Western Isles.
The next General Assembly of this National Church is appointed to be held
within the New Church Aisle of Edinburgh, on Thursday, the 17th day of May, in
the year 1787.
Collected and extracted from the Records of the General Assembly, by
John Drysdale, Cl. Eccl. Scot.
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