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Act 7, 1849 (VII) (Class 1) – Act anent the Sanctioning of New Charges. 5th June 1849.

The General Assembly, with consent of a majority of Presbyteries, ENACT and ORDAIN-

  1. That all proposals for the erection of new charges shall be forwarded to the Clerks of Assembly, by the Presbytery of the bounds, at least a week before the meeting of the Commission in March.
  2. That the Clerks of Assembly shall give in a report to the said meeting of the Commission, containing a list of the congregations proposed to be sanctioned as pastoral charges, and a particular statement of the whole circumstances of each case ; that the said report shall be transmitted without delay to the Home Mission and Sustentation Fund Committees; and that these Committees shall report to the General Assembly next ensuing their opinion as to the expediency of sanctioning the said congregations as pastoral charges or not.