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OF GENERAL DECISIONS.
OF THE CONSTITUTION OF THE GENERAL
THE General Assembly was constituted, in the year 1788, by the Synod of New York and Philadelphia, as appears from the following extracts from their records.
Sect. 1. An overture was brought in, That,
for the better management of the Churches 1785.
under our care, this Synod be divided into three Synods; and that a General Synod, or Assembly be constituted out of the whole. The Synod agreed to enter on the consideration of this overture, on the first Friday after their next meeting, and appointed Dr. Smith to transmit a copy of this overture to such of the Presbyteries, as are not at present represented in Synod; and earnestly urge their attendance at our next meeting.--Page 388,