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ed, pointing so directly to the place where each subject seemed most properly introduced, that a search can neither be difficult nor unsuccessful.

Besides inserting the procedure respecting church censures, under the various heads where they naturally occur, the Form of Process is also, from its high importance, given at large at the end of the Assembly's Acts.

An Appendix is subjoined which chiefly constitutes the superiority of the present edition to that of 1801. The former Appendix consisted only of a collection of the acts of parliament relating to the church; but the present contains the existing state of the civil law applicable to the church, and embraces all the decisions of the supreme civil court, with the opinions of the ablest commentators, on every subject on which a minister may require information. The author has particularly enlarged upon the present situation of the law of augmentation, with the mode of conducting the actions respecting them; and those cases in which presbyteries act in a civil capacity respecting manses, glebes, churches, and schoolmasters.

In this part of the work, much important information has been obtained from the excellent and learned treatises of Sir John Connel, the procurator for the church, and some valuable hints from Mr Tait's work, which the author begs leave gratefully to acknowledge.

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HEADS OF THE ACTS OF ASSEMBLY.

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......... 21 ......... 22

Page Absolution, ...

1 Acts of Assemblies,

2 Address,

5 Annexations, Appeals,

15 Army,

19 Atheism, ....

20 Baptism, Books, Erroneous, ........... Bourignionism,

27 Bursars,

29 Calls,

38 Campvere,

40 Catechising, Catechisms, Chapels of Ease.....

43 Charity, ... Christian Knowledge,

.......... 46 Citation,

............................ 54 Commissions to Representatives in Assemblies, 54 Commissions of Assemblies, ........................................ 64 Commission Members,

70 Commission Book, ........

73 Commissions Royal,

74 Commissions for Reformation in the Highlands and Islands,

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75 Competency of Church Judicatures,....................... 79 Confession of Faith,

80 + Covenant,

84 b.

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87 94 97

98 ................ 103

... 104

106

......... 108

ib. 111 113 115 116 127 ib.

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Declaration, ....
Deposing and Reponing Ministers, ....

Lissenting Voices, ....... x Doctrine,

Duels, ...
Evils of the Kirk,........
Excommunication,
Excommunication Less,
Excommunication Greater,..
Fasts,..........

Father of an Illegitimate Child, * Formula,

Highlands,
Informers,
Instructions,
Kirk,
Kirk-sessions,
Lecturing.....
Letters,
Libraries, ......
Lord's Day,
Lord's Supper,
Marriage,
Ministers,
Oaths,
Office-bearers in the Church,
Ordering the Assembly-house,
Ordination of Ministers,
Overtures, ...
Papists,
Parishes,
Parliament,
Places Civil,
Prayer,
Preaching,... ......

194 135 136 149 152 154

158 ............ 160

174 177 179

182 ... 185

187 200

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........ 201

204

ib. 205

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Page Presbyteries,

209 Printing,

.... 211 Probationers, Process,....

237 Profaneness,

238 Professors of Theology,

245 Psalms, ... ....................

.... 246 Public Enemies,

249 Public Money,

251 References,

255 Registers,

256 Remedies of Corruptions,

259 Representatives in Assemblies,

263 Running of Goods,

269 Scandals,

270 Schism, ....

275 Schools,...............

280 Schoolmasters,

285 Simony,

289 Stipend,.. .........

291 Superstitious Observances, ............

............. 293 Supplication............

294 Synods,

297 Synod-Books,

300 Synods' Meeting, Thanksgivings,

... 306 Transportations,

307 Uncleanness,

311 Unity in Religion,

.... 312 Universities, .......

315 Vacant Churches,

.... 317 Vacant Stipends,

............ 319 Vagrant Ministers,

ib. Visitations of Kirks, Colleges, and Schools, .......... 320 Visitations Ministerial of Families,...

... 322

... 304

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