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Act 4, 1882 (IV) (Class 1) – Act anent Procedure at Calling and Settlement of Ministers. 29th May 1882.

1. The General Assembly, with consent of a majority of Presbyteries, enact and ordain, That, instead of ten days’ indueice, as in times past, Presbyteries shall be allowed to meet for any purpose connected with the calling and settlement of ministers, after seven clear days have passed from the Sabbath on which intimation of such a meeting is made to a congregation.

2. The General Assembly, with consent of a majority of Presbyteries, enact and ordain, That, in the procedure in calls from one Presbytery to another, the Commissioners from the Presbytery and Congregation calling shall be received and heard only at one meeting of the Presbytery to which the minister called belongs. Further, that in the event of no ordinary meeting of a Presbytery being held within three weeks of the time when the clerk receives official intimation that a call to one of its members has been sustained by another Presbytery, he, along with the moderator, shall be empowered to send intimation of the call to the minister’s congregation, and to summon them and all parties to the next ordinary meeting, that the call may be disposed of then.