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Poser 348 - Registers of Acts of the Commission of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, 1646-1648

In this week's poser, we asked you three questions about the minutes from the Registers of Acts of the Commission of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, 1646-1648, (National Records of Scotland, CH1/3/1). They were:

1) What is David Leslie's rank?
2) Who did the Assembly choose as his chaplain?
3) How was the resulting vacancy (in the minister's parish) to be filled?

Image from the minutes of the Registers of Acts of the Commission of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, 1646-1648 (National Records of Scotland, CH1/3/1).

Answers:

1. David Leslie's rank is Lieutenant General - Lovetennent Generall (line 1), Generall Lovetennent (line 4).
2. The minister chosen was Mr Robert Traill.
3. To address the resulting vacancy, the Assembly commanded that l[ette]res be writtin to the Presbyterie of St Andrew's, to supply his place during his absence.

Transcription:

Concerning the List from Lovetennent Generall David Leslie
viz Mr William Dalgleisch, Mr Robert Ker and Mr Robert
Traill, The Com[m]ission appoynts the s[ai]d Mr Robert Traill
personallie present, To repare to the s[ai]d Mr Generall Lovetennent
with diligence, for performing ministeriall dueties to him, And
that l[ette]res be writtin to the Presbyterie of St Andrew's, to supply
his place during his absence.


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