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Act 1, 1875 (I) (Class 1) – Act anent Representative Elders in newly Sanctioned Charges. 31st May 1875.

THE  General Assembly, with consent of a majority of Presbyteries, enact and ordain that, in every case of a newly sanctioned charge in which a Minister has been ordained, and a Kirk-Session constituted by an election of ruling elders, according to the law of the Church, at a time Charges.  more than two months after the last meeting of the Provincial Synod to  which the charge belongs, it shall be the duty and privilege of the Kirk-Session, within one month after said ordination and constitution, to elect in due form a ruling elder, one of their number, to represent them in the Presbytery and Synod during the current half-year, if the Synod meet twice in the year, and during the current year if it meet only once.