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The Scottish Church Dispute

REMEDIAL LEGISLATION.

United Press Association—Per Electric Telegraph—Copy right. London, June 8 The Bill introduced by the Right Hon. Charles Scott Dickson, K.C., for the settlement of the Scottish Church dispute, br,s beau read a first time. It gives effect to tho recommendations of Lord Elgin's Commission, and includes clauses enabling tho Established Church of Scotland to substitute for the existing formula of subscription by its ministers and eldsrs such formula as the Assembly may prescribe with tho consent of the majority of tho Presbyteries, subject to the of the Barrier Act. MaDy fear the incluaion of these clauses may occasion concerted opposition j on the part of the Welsh and English Nonconformists, retarding and possibly wrecking the measure. (The Barrier Act was passed m 1639, and provided that no change should be made m the laws of the ohurch, until the proposal had been submitted to all provincial synods and presbyteries.)

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The Scottish Church Dispute, Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6591, 9 June 1905

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The Scottish Church Dispute Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6591, 9 June 1905

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