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Act 12, 1866 (XII) (Class 1) – Anent Presbyteries resuming their Functions. 4th June 1866.

The General Assembly, with consent of a majority of Presbyteries hereby enact and ordain, That hereafter, when from any cause  shall happen that there is no day fixed for the next ordinary meeting of a Presbytery, it shall be competent for any three or more of its members to address a requisition to the Moderator, to call a meeting of the whole members of Presbytery, for the purpose of naming a day on which the Presbytery shall meet and proceed with ordinary business ; that the Moderator shall be bound to comply with such a requisition, and to call a, meeting to be held on a day not less than ten, nor more than fifteen, days from the date of the requisition, by circular letters addressed to every member on the roll of the Presbytery ; and that the meeting when held shall be considered as a  pro re nata meeting, at which no other business can be transacted, except the naming of a day for the next ordinary meeting. Provided always that, at the next ensuing meeting of the Provincial Synod, the Presbytery shall be bound to explain the causes that have necessitated their adopting the special procedure authorised by this  Act, and shall be liable to censure if the explanation be unsatisfactory.