Acts: 1772

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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 21, 1772.

I. Sess. 1, May 21, 1772.—The King's Commission to John Earl of Glasgow produced, and ordered to be recorded.

The General Assembly, &c.

II. Sess 1, May 21, 1772.—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 23, 1772.—The General Assembly's Answer to the King's most gracious Letter.

May it please your Majesty, &c.

IV. Sess. 9, May 30, 1772.—Commission to some Ministers and Ruling Elders for Re-formation of the Highlands and Islands, and for Managing his Majesty's Royal Bounty for that end. formation of the Highlands and Islands, and for Managing his Majesty's Royal Bounty for that end.

The General Assembly, &c.

V. Sess. 9, May 30, 1772.—Commission to some Minister and Ruling Elders for discussing Affairs referred to them. Affairs referred to them.

The General Assembly, &c.

VI. Sess. ult., June 1, 1772.—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 20th day of May, in the year 1773.

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

Sess. 9, May 30, 1772.—The General Assembly transmits to Presbyteries the following Report, laid before them by their Committee for the Overtures.

The Committee for Overtures having met and considered the overtures transmitted to Synods and Presbyteries to this General Assembly, with respect to the electing and ordaining of elders; and having heard reports of irregularities in these matters, particularly of elders being ordained in parishes where they have no residence, and reasons thereon, do report their humble opinion, that the case is not ripe for an overture to be transmitted to Presbyteries; but that the General Assembly should recommend to Presbyteries to inquire into these matters, and to transmit such overtures thereon as to them should seem proper. Which report from the committee being considered, the General Assembly do hereby recommend to Presbyteries accordingly.

Sess. 6. May 27, 1772.—Overture anent Probationers being Licensed without the Bounds of the Church. (fn. 1)

Sess. 6, May 27, 1772.—Overture anent the Age of Ruling Elders, and the electing them to represent Sessions in the Presbytery and Synod.


Sess. 6, May 27, 1772.—Overture anent Members of Inferior Courts judging in Causes appealed from them. appealed from them.



  • 1. An Act on this subject was passed in 1779. (See Act 11th of that year.)—Ed. 1843.