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OF THE

GENERAL ASSEMBLY

OF

The Free Church of Scotland.

HELD AT EDINBURGH, MAY 1866.

EDINBURGH:
JAMES NICHOL, 104 HIGH STREET.
LONDON : JAMES NISBET AND CO.

M.DCCC.LXVI.

93

262

PAGE

PAGE

Regulations anent Territorial Mis-

Speech of Dr Brown, . 258

sions,

Dr Gibson,

260

Preachers at Stations, . .

Mr Adam,

Financial Report of the Sustenta-

Dr Murray Mitchell 263

tion Fund Committee, .

93

Mr Nixon, . . 264

Speech of Dr Buchanan,

Mr Ferguson,

264

Dr Duff,. .

Mr Arnot,

265

John Harvey, Esq., 111

Mr Elder, .

267

Special Report of Sustentation
Fund Committee, : :.

122

:

FRIDAY, JUNE 1.

Schedules of Vacant Congregations, 123 Assembly Arrangements, . . 269

Report on Charges Contributing Manual of Church Procedure, . 270

under £50, . . . .

124

Overtures on Form of Process, . 270

Report anent Supplements, . . 124

Speech of Dr Gibson, . 271

Aged and Infirm Ministers' Fund, 125

Sir H. W. Moncreiff, 274

Platform of Equal Dividend, i

Principal Fairbairn, 275

Overture anent Tabular Statements,

Sheriff Cleghorn, . 276

The Home Mission Report, . .

Mr Macaulay, .

Speech of Mr J. H. Wilson, .

Mr Wood, . .

Dr Islay Burns, . Deputation from Presbyterian

Mr Spurgeon, .

Church in Ireland, . . . 279

WEDNESDAY, May 30.

Speech of Mr Wilson, . . 280

Address by Moderator, .
The Union Question, . . .

. .

Foreign Missions,

. . 282

Speech of Dr Buchanan,

282

Principal Fairbairn,

Speech of Dr Duff,

Mr Brodie,

Rev. Mr Blake, . 302

.

303

Dr Forbes,

Dr Blaikie,

Principal Fairbairn,

190

Mr A. Murray Dun-

Dr Murray Mitchell, 313

lop, M.P., . 194

Mr Williamson,

SATURDAY, JUNE 2.

197

Dr Gibson, . 198 Report of College Committee, . 315

Mr Walker, .

315

202 Speech of Mr Laughton,
Sir Henry Moncreiff, 203

Dr Begg, .

316

Dr Begg,

211

Dr Buchanan, 316

:

Mr Fraser,

Waldensian College at Florence, . 317

.

216

.

Dr Candlish,. .

217

Speech of Sheriff Jameson, .

Dr Buchanan, .

Supply of Students,

318

i

Speech of Dr Begg,

318

THURSDAY, May 31.

Endowment of Colleges, . .

The Marriage Law, .

222 Deputations from America, .

Psalmody,

222

Speech of Rev. Dr Patton, 320

.

Speech of Mr Livingstone, Stair, 222

Rev. Sella Martin, .

Dr Begg,

226

Rev, Richard Lea, . 321

William Kidston,

Mr G. H. Stuart, . 322

Esq., .

323

Dr Candlish, .

.

227

.

Dr Gibson,

229

Dr Begg, . .

324

The Use of Hymns in Public Wor-

Prevailing Errors, . .

325

ship, .

230 Speech of Mr Macaulay, 325

Speech of Mr Elder,

Dr J. J. Wood, .. 325

230

Mr Mackenzie,

Report of Committee on Popery, . 326

Dr Candlish,

235

Speech of Dr Begg,

326

Dr Islay Burns, 240

Houses for the Working Classes, .. 327

Dr Begg, .

Speech. of Dr Begg,

327

Dr M'Lauchlan, 247

• Mr Walter Wood, . 249

MONDAY, JUNE 4.

Deputation from the English Pres Sanctioning of Charges, .

byterian Church, . . 252 Applications for colleagues and

Speech of Mr Alexander, . 253 Successors, .

332

Mr M.Caw, . .

253 | Appointment of Collections, 335

Rev. J. G. Murray, . 254 | Cases of Students,

336

Dr Candlish, . . 256 | Presbyteries Resuming their Func-

The Hymn Discussion. Resumed, · 257 tions, . . . . . .

337

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REPORTS.

1. Sustentation Fund - Finan.

cial Report. II. The Education Scheme. III. Home Mission and Church

Extension--Financial Re

port.
IV. The Highlands and Islands.

V. College.
VI. Colonial and Continental

Committee.
VII. Foreign Missions.
VIII. Conversion of the Jews.
IX. Church and Manse Building.
X. Distribution of the Fund for

Pre-Disruption Ministers.
XI. Assembly Arrangements.
XII. Finance.
XIII. Publications.
XIV. Refusal of Sites.

XV. Hillhead Commission.
XVI. Distribution of Probationers.
XVIII. Platform of the Equal Di.

vidend. XIX. State of Religion and Morals.

XX. Sabbath Observance. XXI. Temperance. XXII. Popery. XXIII. Diffusion of Knowledge of

Presbyterian Principles. XXIV. Inadequate Supply of Stu

dents. XXV. Houses for the Working

Classes. XXVI. Union with other Churches. XXVII. Records of Disruption Min

isters.

XXVIII. Preparation of Manual of

Church Procedure.
XXIX. Marriage-Law of Scotland.
XXX. 1. Ministers' Widows' and

Orphans' Fund.
2. Mr Wood's Report to the

Trustees of the Fund. XXXI. Home Mission - Grants to

Stations and Extension

Charges.
XXXII. Home Mission - Territorial

Missions drawing Grants. XXXIII. Home Mission – Employ

ment of Preachers at Sta

tions drawing Grants. XXXIV. Communication between Sus.

tentation Fu Committee
and Vacant Congregations
before Moderating in a

Call.
XXXV. Establishment of Missionary

Professorship
XXXVI. Aged and Infirm Ministers'

Fund. XXXVII. Psalmody. XXXVIII. Report as to Congregations

contributing at and under £150 per annum to Sus

tentation Fund. XXXIX. Report as to Charges contri

buting at and under £50
per annum to Sustentation

Fund.
XL. Gaelic Scriptures.
XLI. States reported by General

Trustees.

ROLL OF MEMBERS

OF THE

GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE FREE CHURCH OF

SCOTLAND, MAY 1866.

Mr Adam's motion. ........

THREE DIVISIONS took place in the Assembly. The votes of the members are indicated by the figures added to their names corresponding to the numbers appended to the following list of motions. The Divisions were as follow :

Dr Buchanan's motion,....1 First Division-On Union,...

*** | Mr Brodie's motion, ........2 Tellers (for 1.)-Dr Buchanan, Dr Candlish.

Cor 2.)-Mr J. Brodie, Dr Forbes.
Second Division-On Psalms, Hymns, and Paraphrases,,... Mrs

ose S Dr Begg's motion,...........3 Tallers (for 3. Mr Elder, Mr M'Kenzie, Dr Begg, Dr M‘Lauchlan.

for 4.)-Mr Adam, Dr M. Mitchell, Dr D. Brown, Mr Arnot. Third Division-Form of Process, ......

s Dr Gibson's motion.........5

................... Sir H. Moncreiff's motion, 6 Tellers (for 5.)-Dr Gibson, Dr Begg, Mr Galbraith, Mr M'Aulay. (for 6.)-Principal Lumsden, Principal Fairbairn, Sheriff Cleghorn, Mr Thos.

Smith.
ROLL of MEMBERS of the GENERAL ASSEMBLY of the FREE CAURCH of

1st 2d 3d SCOTLAND, May 1866.

Div. Div. Div. Synod of Perth and Stirling.

Presbytery of Stirling.
Rey, William F. Goldie, Tullibody, ..
,George H. Knight, Dollar,
, William E. W. Brown, Bannockburn, .
, Andrew Melville, Alva.

Dr Alexander Beith, Stirling,
Rev. A. Cameron, Stirling, editor of Family Treasury, .
Mr H. Drummond, seedsman, Glen Elm, Stirling, .
, Alex. Gillespie, bootmaker, Bannockburn, . .
,, Robert Dawson, manufacturer, Alva, . . . .
», John Harvey, Park Terrace, Stirling, . . .

Presbytery of Dunblane.
Rev. Thomas Hislop, Doune, . . . . . . .
, William Watt, Norrieston, . . . .

David Black, Tillicoultry, . . . .
Eric John Findlater, Balquhidder,
Mr John Findlay of Deanstone House,
,, Duncan Archibald, manufacturer, Tillicoultry, .
, George M‘Farlane, station master, Bucklyvie, ..
, D. M*Laren, farmer, Ardveich, Lochearnhead .

Presbytery of Dunkeld.
Rev. John Stewart, Moulin, . . . . . .
,, Alexander Yule, Cargill,

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. .
, David Dundas MacIsaac, Kirkmichael.

The Right Hon. the Earl of Dalhousie, . . .
Mr George F. Barbour of Bonskeid, . .
, Alexander Macintosh, chemist, Pitlochrie, . . .

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