Living Age Volume 93

Living Age Volume 93

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1867 edition. Excerpt: ... every meeting opened by it may, without offence, be questioned. It is unnecessary to condense the debates--for debates there were at this meeting. Adam, with a soldier's gentlemanly feeling, did not attend; Smellie, in spite of some opposing murmurs of dissent, ascribed his absence to " contumacious ride," and the minister did not contradict im. Mr. Porteous addressed the court. He asked whether it was possible for them to stop proceedings in the case of Mr. Mercer without stultifying themselves? Had they not taken the very mildest of and most judicious course, and considered not only what was due to themselves but also their erring brother? Yet they had not only failed to obtain the slightest concession from him, but he had gone so far as even to refuse to receive or confer with their own committee. The case was no doubt most distressing to them all, but, as far as he could see, it would bring well-merited ridicule on all church disci line if they dropped it at this stage. 0 appoint another deputation would be disrespectful to the dignity of the court; and as for himself, he had done all he could to bring about an amicable settlement: in fact, on last Sabbath evening, he had had a private interview in the manse with Mr. Mercer, which had terminated, he grieved to say, in a most unsatisfactory manner. Such was the general tenour of the minister's harangue. It was in vain that Mr. Gordon. backed by Villiam Simpson, farmer, of Greenfield, and Andrew Semple, watchmaker, argued against the minister--the latter declaring that the Session were putting back the hands of the clock, and falling behind time. But all in vain! Adam, by the casting vote of the Moderator, was "suspended ' from the eldership; that is, deprived for a...
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  • Paperback | 668 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 34mm | 1,175g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236776496
  • 9781236776495