Acts: 1771

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Acts of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland 1638-1842. Originally published by Edinburgh Printing & Publishing Co, Edinburgh, 1843.

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The principal acts of the general assembly, convened at Edinburgh, May 23, 1771.

I. Sess. 1, May 23, 1771.—The King's Commission to John Earl of Glasgow produced, and ordered to be recorded.

The General Assembly, &c.

II. Sess. 1, May 23, 1771.—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 25, 1771.—The General Assembly's Answer to the King's most gracious Letter.

May it please your Majesty, &c.

IV. Sess. 8, May 31, 1771.—Commission to some Ministers and Ruling Elders for Reformations of the Highlands and Islands, and for Managing his Majesty's Royal Bounty for that end.

The General Assembly, &c.

V. Sess. 8, May 31, 1771.—Act concerning Persons guilty of Uncleanness, where they should make Satisfaction.

It being represented to the Assembly, by an overture, transmitted to them by their Committee for Overtures, that disputes had arisen in the case of delinquents, where satisfaction should be made, when the delinquents have their residence in different parishes, the General Assembly find, that, according to the law and practice of this Church, persons guilty of uncleanness should satisfy in that parish whereof the woman was a parishioner at the time the guilt was committed; and that by a parishioner is understood a person who has his or her fixed residence, or place of abode, within a certain parish for the time, whether such residence is of long or short duration.

VI. Sess. ult. June 3, 1771.—Commission to some Ministers and Ruling Elders for discussing Affairs referred to them.

The General Assembly, &c.

VII. Sess. ult., June 3, 1771.—Act appointing the Diet of the next General Assembly.

The next General Assembly of this National Church is appointed to be held in this place, on Thursday, the 21st day of May next, in the year 1772.

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

Overture anent the Age of Ruling Elders, and the electing them to represent Sessions in the Presbytery and Synod. (fn. 1)

Sess. 6, May 29, 1771.—Overture anent Members of Inferior Courts judging in Causes appealed from them. (fn. 2)


  • 1. This overture was eventually passed into an act. See Act 12th, 1776.—Ed. 1843.
  • 2. This overture was again transmitted for three years, and then dropped.—Ed. 1843.