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an Act of Separation and Deed of Demission was executed of the following tenor,—viz., (See Act of Separation and Deed of Demission by Ministers, p. 447.) Which Act of Separation and Deed of Demission is signed by three hundred and eighty-six ministers, lately holding benefices or charges in the Church of Scotland; AND SEEING that we had previously signified our adherence to the Protest therein referred to, but that, in consequence of our absence from Edinburgh, or other causes, we were prevented from adhibiting our subscriptions to the said deed; therefore we do hereby declare our accession to, and concurrence therein; and we do each of us for ourselves confirm and homologate the same, in the whole heads, articles, clauses, tenor, and contents thereof: And we consent and agree to be bound thereby in all respects, as fully as if we had subscribed the said original deed. And we authorize the said Rev. Thomas Pitcairn and the Rev. Patrick Clason to subscribe the joinings of the sheets hereof; and we consent to the registration hereof in the books of Council and Session, or others competent, therein to remain for preservation; and for that purpose constitute

our procurators, &c. IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, these presents, written upon stamped paper, by George Watson, clerk to James Crawford, junior, W.S., are, with a duplicate hereof, subscribed by the parties at the places and of the dates respectively after mentioned, and the joinings of the several sheets by the said Rev. Thomas Pitcairn and Rev. Patrick Clason, as authorized as aforesaid,—viz., by William R. Moncur, Thomas Bain, Christopher Greig, William Taylor, Robert Ferguson, Ebenezer Johnstone, Matthew Barclay, Robert Reid, all at Edinburgh, the twentyfifth day of May, one thousand eight hundred and forty-three, before these witnesses, William Fraser, W.S., and the Rev. John Jaffray, preacher of the gospel, and secretary to the Provisional Committee, Edinburgh. By David Buchan Douie, William Anderson, Robert M‘Nair Wilson, and Thomas Wright, also at Edinburgh, on the twenty-sixth day of May, and year last mentioned, before the foresaid witnesses. By William Alexander, H. M'Bryde Broun, Robert Burns, and George Ritchie, also at Edinburgh, on the twenty-ninth day of May, and year last mentioned, before the foresaid witnesses. By William Hutcheson, James Monteith, David Wilson, and Samuel Grant, also at Edinburgh, the thirtieth day of May, and year last mentioned, before these witnesses, the said John Jaffray and the said James Crawford, junior. By Robert Lorimer, also at Edinburgh, the seventh day of June, and year last mentioned, before these witnesses, the said William Fraser and James Crawford. By John Ferguson and David Davidson, also at Edinburgh, the fourteenth day of June, and year last mentioned, before these witnesses, the said John Jaffray and James Crawford. By Robert Cowe, also at Edinburgh, the nineteenth day of June, and year last mentioned, before these witnesses, the said John Jaffray and the said George Watson. By Andrew Milroy at Crailing, the eleventh day of July, and year last mentioned, before these witnesses, James Turnbull, farmer at Kirkmains, and Thomas Hall, residing at Crailing. By John Balfour, at Edinburgh, the eighteenth day of July, and year last mentioned, before these witnesses, the said James Crawford and the said George Watson. By Samuel Smith and John M‘Millan, at Kirkcudbright, the second day of August, and year last mentioned, before these witnesses, William Johnston, shipowner, Kirkcudbright, and John Nicholson, bookseller there. By Robert Donald and John Lamb, at Stranraer, the sixteenth day of August, and year last mentioned, before these witnesses, William Black, town-clerk, Stranraer, and George Agnew Main, accountant there. By Robert M.Neil, at Stonykirk, on the said sixteenth day of August, and year last mentioned, before these witnesses, Alexander M-Kenzie and James MʻKenzie, both residing at Port of Spittal, Stonykirk. By Archibald Sinclair, at Edinburgh, the nineteenth day of August, and year last mentioned, before these witnesses, the said James Crawford and the said George Watson. By Alex. Moody Stuart, also at Edinburgh, the said nineteenth day of August, and year last mentioned, before these witnesses, James Russell, Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, and John Macdonald, accountant in Edinburgh. By James Julius Wood, also at Edinburgh, the twenty-third day of the said month of August, and year last mentioned, before these witnesses, the said William Fraser and the said George Watson. By William Stewart, Charles Macalister, John Baxter, and Robert Skene Walker, at Heathfield House, Dundee, the twelfth day of September, and year last mentioned, before these witnesses, William Lawson, jun., manufacturer, and Robert Fergusson, also manufacturer, both of Dundee. By Andrew Fergusson and James Glen, at the Manse of Marytown, the eighteenth day of September, and year last mentioned, before these witnesses, John Low and William Low, both labourers at Craigbraes. By Hugh M-Kenzie, at Aberdeen, the thirtieth day of September, and year last mentioned, before these witnesses, the Rev. Abercromby Lockhart Gordon, minister in Aberdeen, and Alexander Barnet, cabinetmaker in Aberdeen. By Dr Alexander Black, also at Aberdeen, the second day of October, and year last mentioned, before these witnesses, the said Abercromby Lockhart Gordon, and James Bannerman, house-servant in Aberdeen. By John Stephen, John Allan, and Gavin Parker, also at Aberdeen, the ninth day of October, and year last mentioned, before these witnesses, Middleton Rettie and Thomas Skene, both merchants in Aberdeen. By John Wilson, doctor in divinity, and missionary, Bombay, Simon Fraser and John Fraser, at Glasgow, the twentieth day of October,

last mentioned, before these witnesses, the said John Jaffray and the said James Crawford. By David Carment, also at Glasgow, the twenty-first day of the said month of October, and year last mentioned, before these witnesses, William Johnston of No. 4 St. Andrew's Square, Edinburgh, and James Blackadder, of No. 34 Abercromby Place, Edinburgh. By Duncan M‘Nab, John Logan, Donald Mackenzie, and Peter Sawers, also at Glasgow, the twenty-third day of the said month of October, and year last mentioned, before these witnesses, the said James Crawford and the said George Watson. By the Rev. John Duncan, formerly minister at Milton Church, Glasgow, lately missionary to the Jews, and now Professor of Oriental Languages in the College of the Free Church at Edinburgh, the second day of April, eighteen hundred and forty-four years, before these witnesses, the said James Crawford and the said George Watson. By the

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Rev. Donald Campbell, at Edinburgh, the fifteenth day of May, and year last mentioned, before these witnesses, the said James Crawford and George Watson. By Duncan M Gillivray, Duncan Campbell, David Waters, and John Manson, Henry Anderson, Hugh Laird, and George Innes, at Edinburgh, the eighteenth day of May, and year

last mentioned, before these witnesses, Alexander Dunlop, advocate, and the said James Crawford. By John Grant, at Edinburgh, the twentieth day of May, and year last mentioned, before these witnesses, Sir David Brewster, Principal of the United College of St Salvator and St Leonard, St Andrews, and the said James Crawford. By Alexander Macleod, at Edinburgh, the twenty-first day of May, and year last mentioned, before these witnesses, the said James Crawford and the said George Watson. By Robert Dunbar, at Edinburgh, the twentythird day of May, eighteen hundred and forty-five, before these witnesses, the said James Crawford and the said George Watson. By Duncan M‘Lean, at Edinburgh, the thirty-first day of May, and year last mentioned, before these witnesses, the said James Crawford and Edward Fairbairn Dickinson, clerk to the said James Crawford. By Alexander M-Kinnon, at Edinburgh, the second day of June, and year last mentioned, before these witnesses, the said James Crawford and Edward Fairbairn Dickinson. By Simon Fraser M.Lauchlan, at Inverness, the twenty-fifth day of August, and year last mentioned, before these witnesses, William Hamilton, merchant in London, and James Nisbet, bookseller in London. By John Noble, at Edinburgh, the thirtieth day of October, and year last mentioned, before these witnesses, the said James Crawford and Edward Fairbairn Dickinson. By Alexander Gunn, William M-Kenzie, and Robert Rose Mackay, at Thurso, the eleventh day of November, and year last mentioned, before these witnesses, Alexander Stephen, teacher at Keiss, and James Cumming, teacher at Rangig, in Latheron. By Charles Thomson, at Wick, the twelfth day of the said month of November, and year last mentioned, before these witnesses, Peter Wilson, writer to the Signet, Wick, and Alexander Robertson, merchant in Wick. By Alexander Stewart, at Edinburgh, the sixteenth day of November, and year last mentioned, before these witnesses, the said William Fraser and Edward Fairbairn Dickinson. By Angus Kennedy, and John Downie Kennedy, at Dornoch, the fifteenth day of May, eighteen hundred and forty-six, before these witnesses, John M.Kay, general dealer, Dornoch, and Thomas Cobban, baker, Dornoch. By Alexander MacWatt, at Edinburgh, the twenty-seventh day of May, and year last mentioned, before these witnesses, the Right Honourable Fox Maule, M.P. and Alexander Thomson, Esq. of Banchory, Aberdeenshire. By Patrick Tulloch, also at Edinburgh, the said twentyseventh day of May and year last mentioned, before these witnesses, Alexander Campbell, Esq. of Monzie, and the said James Crawford. By James Ingram, at Hillside, in the island of Unst, Shetland, the twenty-sixth day of June, and year last mentioned, before these witnesses, Gilbert Spence, Esq. of Hammer, and James Smith, doctor of medicine, both in the island of Unst. By James William Taya lor, at Edinburgh, the twenty-second day of July, and year last mentioned, before these witnesses, the said James Crawford, and Robert Thornton, his clerk. By Alexander Macdonald, at Edinburgh, the ninth day of November, and year last mentioned, before these witnesses, William Brown, distributor of stamps and collector of taxes for Aberdeen and Kincardineshires, and the said James Crawford. By Alexander Duff, D.D., at Edinburgh, the fourth day of June, eighteen hundred and fifty years, before these witnesses, Daniel Ainslie, late member of the firm of Messrs Colvin, Ainslie, Cowie, and Co., merchants and agents, Calcutta, presently residing in Edinburgh, and John Abraham Francis Hawkins, late of the civil service of the Honourable the East India Company, in the Bengal Presidency, also presently residing in Edinburgh. By John Anderson, also at Edinburgh, on the said fourth day of June, and year last mentioned, before these witnesses, the Rev. Poonamalee Rajahgopaul Moodeliar, native convert, and preacher of the gospel, of the Free Church Mission at Madras, also presently residing in Edinburgh; and Col. George Cadell, late of the Honourable the East India Company's service, Madras, also presently residing in Edinburgh. By Robert Nesbit, also at Edinburgh, on the said fourth day of June, and year last mentioned, before these witnesses, the Right Honourable William Johnston of Kirkhill, Lord Provost of the City of Edinburgh, Charles Cowan, one of the Members of Parliament for the said City of Edinburgh, and James Moncrieff, Her Majesty's Solicitor-General for Scotland.

(Signed) William R. Moncur, minister at Botriphnie.

Thomas Bain, minister at Mortlach.
William Taylor, minister at Glass.
Christopher Greig, minister at St Ninians.
Robert Ferguson, minister at Edinburgh.
Ebenezer Johnstone, minister at Plean.
Matthew Barclay, minister at Old Kilpatrick.
Robert Reid, minister at Glasgow.

Wm. Fraser, witness.

John Jaffray, witness,
David Buchan Douie, minister at Dryfesdale.
William Anderson, minister at Kippen.
Robert M. Wilson, minister at Maryhill.
Thomas Wright, minister at Rhynie.

Wm. Fraser, witness.

John Jaffray, witness.
William Alexander, minister at Duntocher.
H. M'Bryde Broun, minister at Brydekirk.
Robt. Burns, minister at Paisley.
George Ritchie, minister at Rousay.

Wm. Fraser, witness.

John Jaffray, witness,
William Hutcheson, minister at Catrine.
James Monteith, minister at Dalkeith
David Wilson, minister at Fullarton, Irvine.
Samuel Grant, minister at Ardoch.

John Jaffray, witness.

James Crawford, jr., witness.
Robert Lorimer, minister at Haddington.

Wm. Fraser, witness.

James Crawford, jr., witness.
John Ferguson, minister at Monivaird.
Dad. Davidson, minister at Broughty Ferry.

John Jaffray, witness.

James Crawford, jr., witness.
Robert Cowe, minister at Whitsome.

John Jaffray, witness.

Geo. Watson, witness.
Andrew Milroy, minister at Crailing

James Turnbull, witness.
Thomas Hall, witness.

(Signed) John Balfour, minister at Culross.

James Crawford, jr., witness.

Geo. Watson, witness.
Samuel Smith, minister at Borgue.
John M.Millan, minister at Kirkcudbright.

William Johnston, witness.

John Nicholson, witness.
Robert Donald, minister at Sheuchan.
J. Lamb, minister at Kirkmaiden.

Will. Black, witness.

Geo. A. Main, witness.
Robert M'Neil, minister at Stonykirk.

Alex. M.Kenzie, witness.

James M'Kenzie, witness.
Arch. Sinclair, minister at Edinburgh.

James Crawford, jr., witness.

Geo. Watson, witness.
A. Moody Stuart, minister at Edinburgh.

James Russell, witness.

John Macdonald, witness.
James Julius Wood, minister at Edinburgh.

Wm. Fraser, witness.

Geo. Watson, witness.
William Stewart, minister at Lochee.
Charles M'Allister, minister at Dundee.
John Baxter, minister at Dundee.
Robt. S. Walker, minister at Longsorgan.

Wm. Lawson, jr, witness.

Rt. Fergusson, witness.
Andw. Fergusson, minister at Marytown.
James Glen, minister at Benholme.

John Low, witness.

William Low, witness.
Hugh Mackenzie, minister at Aberdeen.

A. L. Gordon, witness.

Alear. Barnet, witness,
Alex. Black, Professor of Divinity in Marischal College and University,
Aberdeen.

A. L. Gordon, witness.

James Bannerman, witness.
John Stephen, minister, John Knox's, Aberdeen.

M. Rettie, witness,

Thos. Skene, witness.
John Allan, minister at Aberdeen.

M. Rettie, witness.

Thos. Skene, witness.
Gavin Parker, minister at Aberdeen.

M. Rettie, witness.

Thos. Skene, witness.
John Wilson, missionary, Bombay.
Simon Fraser, minister at Fortrose.
John Fraser, minister at Kiltarlity.

John Joffray, witness.
James

Crawford, jr., witness.
David Carment, minister at Rosskeen.

W. Johnston, witness.

James Blackadder, witness.
Duncan M‘Nab, minister at Campbelton.
John Logan, minister at Lawers.
Donald Mackenzie, minister at Ardeonaig.
Peter Sawers, minister at Gargunnock.,

James Crawford, jr., witness.

Geo. Watson, witness.
John Duncan, minister and missionary:

James Crawford, jr., witness.

Geo. Watson, witness.
Dond. Campbell, minister, late at Cluny, now at Ballater,

James Crawford, jr., witness.

Geo. Watson, witness.
Dun. MʻGillivray, minister at Lairg.
Duncan Campbell, minister at Kiltearn.
David Waters, minister at Burghead,
John Manson, minister at Fyvie.
Henry Anderson, minister at Tillicoultry.
Hugh Laird, minister at Portmoak.
George Innes, minister at Seafield, Cullen.

A. Dunlop, witness.
James Crawford, jr., witness.

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