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10. Answer 113 (aear end)-substituting “wise ” for “ways" in the clause: “or any wise opposing,” etc.

11. Answer 120-inserting "day" in the clause : "the seventh day is the Sabbath," etc.

12. Answer 135 (near end)—substituting "forbearingfor "forbearance."

13. Answer 139 (near end)—substituting semi-colon (;) for comma (,) after “stage-plays."

14. Answer 142—substituting " depredation” for depopulations." (The word employed by the Westminster divines was “ depopulations," and it was appropriately used in thickly settled Britain. In this country, however, which was sparsely settled, the word “depredation" appears in the Princeps, and, beyond doubt, was the term designed by the Synod. The change to “ depopulations" was made subsequent to the year 1842, doubtless to bring the Catechism into conformity with the original Westminster.)

15. Question 164-inserting "in his church" after “instituted."

16. Answer 172 (near middle)-substituting "desires” for “desirous" in the clause: "unfeignedly desires to be found in Christ.”

17. Answer 175—-substituting "relapses” for “relapse."


18. Answer 19—the reading of the American Princeps restored, so that the third clause shall read: “and so made liable to all the miseries of this life.”

(There are three forms of this answer: (1) The American Princeps, as above, which was continued in all editions until 1842. (2) The Westminster and Scotch, adopted in the N. S. edition of 1850, and introduced into the editions of the Presbyterian Board after 1872—" and so made liable to all miseries in this life. (3) A form introduced subsequent to 1842, and which seems to have been an attempted compromise between the American and Westminster forms—" and so made liable to all the miseries in this life.”)

19. The words “END OF THE CATECHISM" restored after the Creed. (These words appear in the American Princeps, and in all editions previous to those of 1821.)


20. Chapter viii, 1–last line, “or in " substituted for "and" in the clause : "in opinion or in practice.".

21. Chapter xiv, 7-in Question 1, substituting "the" for "and" in clauses : "the word of God, the only infallible rule."

22. Chapter xxii, 1-substituting “their” for “the” in the clause: "for their commissioners to attend to their duty.”

The Committee has also prepared a Summary, setting forth in brief the history of the Standards of the Church, and this has been published on page 4 of the new edition.

Your Committee would recommend the passage and adoption of the following resolutions :

Resolved, 1. That the Permanent Committee on Editions of the Constitution be enlarged by the addition, ex officio, of the Rev. E. R. Craven, D.D., LL.D.

Resolved, 2. That no change of the text of any of the several Standards of Doctrine, Government, Discipline and Worship, included in the Constitution, shall hereafter be made except after repoit to the General Assembly, and due constitutional procedure. Respectfully submitted,


The Special Committee on German Theological Seminaries presented its Report, which was accepted as a report of progress, and its recommendations adopted. The Report is as follows:

The Committee on German Theological Seminaries respectfully report :

The Committee was appointed under the following resolution (“Minutes” of General Assembly, 1888, page 96):

"Resolved, That under the profound and earnest conviction of the large and urgent needs of the work among our immigrant popu. lation, to which the Church, by this Assembly, has addressed itself with renewed zeal, a Committee of five ministers and five elders be appointed, who shall take into consideration the condition and prospects of our two German Theological Seminaries, confer with all parties in interest, and report to the next General Assembly, what course can be adopted to put this work upon a more sure basis, and provide for the largest and best results in the use of the most economical and business-like methods."

Your Committee found it impracticable to secure a meeting uatil a recent day-too late to make a satisfactory examination and report on the important matter referred to them. After as full a discussion as the circumstances under which they were constrained to meet permitted, they concluded that in order to a thorough understanding of the work it would be necessary to visit each of the seminaries. They, therefore, determined to recommend to the Assembly the continuance of the Committee, with power to fill such vacancies as may occur. All of which is respectfully submitted. Signed in behalf of the Committee,

E. R. CRAVEN, Chairman.

The Special Committee on the Board of Publication and Sab. bath-school Work ("Minutes,” 1890, p. 61) presented its Report, which was accepted and made the second Order of the Day for Tuesday afternoon,

The Moderator announced the Committee on the Canvass of the Answers of the Presbyteries to the Overture on Chapter xxiii, Form of Government, as follows: Ministers-George L. Shearer, D.D., William Adams, D.D., B. E. S. Ely, D.D.; Ruling EldersS. M. Breckinridge, LL.D., George D. Scudder.

The Moderator also announced the Committee on the Canvass of the Answers of the Presbyteries to the Overture on Deacon. esses, Chapters vi and xiii, Form of Government, as follows: Ministers—Joseph S. Van Dyke, D.D., George C. Pollock, D.D., Henry U. Swinnerton; Ruling Elders-Elisha Taylor, Frank L. Goode nough.

The Assembly adjourned, and was closed with prayer.

FRIDAY, May 22, 2.30 o'clock P.M.

The Assembly met, and was opened with devotional services.

The Special Committee on the Seal of the Church presented its Report, which was accepted, and made the Order for 9.30 tomorrow morning.

The Special Committee on the Publishing Outfit of the Board of Publication (1889), Mr. Henry E. Simmons, Chairman, presented its Report, which was accepted, and directed to be considered in connection with the Report of the Special Committee on Publication, appointed by the Assembly of 1890.

A paper on “Certain Forms of Worldly Amusements” was referred to the Committee on Bills and Overtures.

The Special Committee on Church Unity, by its Chairman, Joseph T. Smith, D.D., presented its Report, which was accepted and referred to the following Committee, appointed by the Moderator: Ministers-Joseph T. Smith, D.D., George P. Hays, D.D., Henry H. Rice; Ruling EldersS. M. Breckinridge, LL.D., John C. Tucker.

The Committee appointed by the General Assembly of 1890 to nominate delegates, fifty in number, both ministers and elders, to represent the Presbyterian Church in the United States of America, in the Fifth General Council of the Alliance of the Reformed Churches throughout the World holding the Presbyterian System, to convene at Toronto, Canada, September, 1892, presented its Report, recommending the appointment of the following delegates, principals and alternates :

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Ruling Elders, . Edward W. C. Humphrey, Hector V. Loving.


Ministers, .. John L. Withrow, D.D.,

John W. Dinsmore, D.D., Ruling Elders, . George S. Bissell,

Dexter F. Knowlton,

John H.Worcester,Jr., D.D David S. Johnson, D.D. Henry V. Freeman, William Reynolds.




Ruling Elders, . Hon. S. M. Cutcheon,

Charles G. Brownell.

SYNODS OF MINNESOTA AND WISCONSIN. Ministere, Robert Christie, D.D.,

Wm. A. McAtee, D.D. Ruling Elåers, . William P. McLaren, James E. Moseley.

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The Committee would state that they have been guided in the distribution of appointments by two general principles, one geographical, the other restrictive. In the list of delegates, the majority of the Synods of the Church are represented in proportion to their respective numerical strength, and with one or two exceptions, no persons have been appointed who have been present at previous Councils. The principal exception to the

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