Index to the acts and proceedings of the general assembly of the Church of Scotland, from the Revolution, Volume 52

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Page 302 - An Act for the further Security of His Majesty's Person and Government, and the Succession of the Crown in the Heirs of the late Princess Sophia, being Protestants, and for extinguishing the Hopes of the pretended Prince of Wales, and his open and secret Abettors...
Page 305 - Presbyteries of this church, do declare, enact, and ordain, that it shall be an instruction to Presbyteries, that if at the moderating in a call to a vacant pastoral charge, the major part of the male heads of families, members of the vacant congregation, and in full communion with the church, shall disapprove of the person in whose favor the call is proposed to be moderated in, such disapproval shall be deemed sufficient ground for the Presbytery rejecting such person, and that he shall be rejected...
Page 305 - Presbytery in so doing have acted to the hurt and prejudice of the said pursuers, illegally, and in violation of their duty, and contrary to the provisions of certain statutes libelled on, and, in particular, contrary to the provisions of the statute of 10 Anne, c. 12, cntituled "an act to restore patrons to their ancient rights of presenting ministers to the churches vacant in that part of Great Britain called Scotland...
Page 148 - May, 1736, that it is, and has been since the Reformation, the principle of this church, that no minister shall be intruded into any parish contrary to the will of the congregation...
Page 303 - ... parishioners being members of the congregation have any objection to the individual so presented, in respect to his ministerial gifts and qualities, either in general or with reference to that particular parish, or any reason to state against his settlement in that parish, and which objections or reasons do not infer matter of charge against the presentee to be prosecuted and followed out according to the forms and discipline of the church, the Presbytery are ready, either then or at their next...
Page 303 - ... with respect to that particular parish, but shall be entitled to have regard to the whole circumstances and condition of the parish, to the spiritual welfare and edification of the people, and to the character and number of the persons by whom the said objections or reasons shall be preferred ; and if the Presbytery or other Judicatory of the Church shall come to the conclusion, as their judgment on the whole matter, that the said objections or reasons, or any of them, are well founded, and that...
Page 304 - ... save and except where it is clearly established, by the patron, presentee, or any of the minority, that the said dissent is founded in corrupt and malicious combination, or not truly founded...
Page 301 - That the examination and admission of ministers within this realm be only in the power of the Kirk, now openly and publicly professed within the same ;' and, while the ' presentation of laic patronages', was thereby 'reserved to the just and ancient patrons...
Page 262 - King George the Fourth, intituled An Act for repealing so much of several Acts as imposes the Necessity of receiving the Sacrament of the Lord's Supper as a Qualification for certain Offices and Employments^), do solemnly, sincerely and truly declare and affirm that I will not exercise any (d) The 9 Geo.
Page 302 - Therefore, for removing all doubts respecting the same, may it please your Majesty that it may be declared and enacted, and be it declared and enacted by the King's most excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, that the said right claimed by the people of...

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