Appendices to volume 3: VI

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Acts and Proceedings of the General Assemblies of the Kirk of Scotland, 1560-1618. Originally published by [s.n.], Edinburgh, 1839.

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VI. The Following List of the Original Books of the General Assemblies of the Church Will Serve to Exuibit in One View their Dates and History.

1. Dec. 20, 1560 to Dec. 28, 1566. Produced in 1638 by Warriston.
2. June 2. 1567—Aug. 9, 1572.
3. March 6, 1572—March 6. 1573. Produced in 1639 by Rigg.
4. Aug. 7, 1574—July 1579.
5. July 12,1580—Oct. 1583. Produced in 1638 by Warriston.
6. May 10, 1586—March 1589.
7. Aug. 1, 1590—May 17, 1597. Produced in 1638 by Sandilands.
8. March 7, 1597—Aug. 13, 1616.

Of these eight Original volumes, the four recovered by Warriston and produced to the Assembly 1638, viz. the first, second, fifth, and sixth, and that produced by Rigg in the Assembly 1639, being the third of the series, have not been traced beyond their transfer from the Bass to the Tower of London. Of the fourth original volume, no trace whatever has been found. In the Assembly 1638, it was evidently conjectured or supposed to be in the possession of Archbishop Spottiswood. The two original volumes, viz. the seventh and eighth, obtained by Sandilands from the Archbishop, and produced to the Assembly 1638, together with the large duplicate volume, recovered by Warriston, were certainly those ultimately destroyed in 1834.