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Act 6, 1873 (VI) – Act anent Representation of Foreign Presbyteries. 3rd June 1873.

The General Assembly enact as follows :—

1. That every regularly-recognised Presbytery of this Church  in  foreign countries, whether it consists largely of missionaries or not, shall be authorised to send at least one minister and one ruling elder to represent them in the General Assembly.

2. That no such Presbytery shall send more than one minister and elder, unless it comprise within its jurisdiction more than three sanctioned Congregations with regularly-inducted pastors, members of the Presbytery.

3. That, if the number of Congregational charges in a Presbytery exceed three, it shall be authorised to send a number of ministers and elders in due proportion to the number of such charges, according to the rules applicable to Presbyteries in Scotland.

4. That while no other position except that of pastor over a congregation, even though it may constitute a minister a member of a foreign Presbytery, shall be reckoned as adding to the number of charges affecting the representation of such a Presbytery, no charge shall be considered as sanctioned, or shall be taken into account in representation, until it has been recognised as a regular congregational charge by the Committee on Foreign Missions, or the Colonial or Continental Committees, and until the Report of the Committee recognising it shall have been approved of by the General Assembly.

3d June 1873.  Sess. 21.

The General Assembly, with respect to the time of election of representatives to Assemblies by Presbyteries in Foreign Countries, hereby appoint that such election shall be made at any time after the first day of January every year, and not less than forty days before the meeting of Assembly, but at any hour of the day that may be found suitable.