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Act of 1643 – Overtures anent Bills, References, and Appeales. 3rd August 1643.

I. That all bills whatsoever, of particular concernment, whereunto all parties having interest are not cited, should be rejected.

II. That all bills be first presented to the inferiour judicatories of the Kirk, who may competently consider of them, and from them be orderly and gradatim brought to the Assembly, according to the order prescribed for appellations in the Assembly of Edinburgh, 1639, in the 24th Sess. August 30.

III. That the said act of Assembly, 1639, anent appellations, be also extended to references.

IV. In appellations and references, of particular concernment, if all parties having interest have been present in the inferiour judicatorie when the appeal and reference was made, then there is no necessitie of citation. But in case of their absence, citation of parties is so necessar, that if it be wanting appellations and references should not be received.

V. That, conform to former acts of Assemblies, appellations post sententiam be made within ten dayes after the sentence, and otherwise not to be respected.

The Assembly ordaines thir Overtures to be given to the severall committees for their direction.