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Manuscripts from the Episcopal Chest.

(552) Letter, 26 January 1756, Alexander Robertson to Robert Forbes, Leith. Complains of his letter being shown to some clergy and laity. Letter, 26 January, 1756, Robert Forbes, Leith to Alexander Robertson. Replies to Robertson's complaint. Note on the Edinburgh clergy by the Rev. Robert Forbes. 1756.

Dean William Leslie Christie

Manuscripts from the Episcopal Chest.

(488) Letter, Bishop Freebairn, Edinburgh to Bishop Millar. Suggests overtures for healing the breach between them. Letter, 29 July, 1727, Bishop Millar, Leith to Bishop Freebairn. Claims he represents his northern brethren and agrees to hear Freebairn's referees' opinions.

Dean William Leslie Christie

Manuscripts from the Episcopal Chest.

(543) Letter, 14 February, 1759, "Laicus" to William Falconer, Edinburgh. Explains that there has been discussions amongst the laity over the divisions in the church and that they have proposed a scheme to heal the divisions. 'The overture of the laity'. An opinion setting out seven proposals for establishing peace, signed by "Laicus".

Dean William Leslie Christie

Manuscripts from the Episcopal Chest.

(497) Letter, 8 June, 1731, George Lockhart of Carnwath to the Bishop and Presbyters of Edinburgh. Accuses a Mr Wylie of performing the clandestine marriage between Lady Mary Montgomery and [David Cunningham] and urges the Presbyters to take appropriate action. With facsimile of letter and note by W.L. Christie.

Dean William Leslie Christie

Manuscripts from the Episcopal Chest.

(509) Request by the clergy of Edinburgh for a mandate to elect a bishop addressed to the bishops of Scotland. 17 January, 1740. Second request by the clergy of Edinburgh for a mandate to elect a bishop with a reply from the bishops. Comment in Keith's shorthand transcribed by Christie. Includes notes by Christie and a key to Bishop Keith's shorthand. Letter, 30 April 1740, from Bishop Keith to Bishop Auchterlonie (transcribed from shorthand). Same letter with addendum sent to another bishop. Asks for opinions on the second address from the Edinburgh clergy. Draft of appointment of Alexander Hunter as Dean of Edinburgh. [1740]. Continuation of Keith's letter: gives his alteration to a memorial concerning the acknowledgement of the Bishop of Edinburgh with some notes by Christie. Note by Christie on an attempt by Bishop Rattray and Keith to persuade the 'King', [James Edward Stuart] to appoint a Bishop of Edinburgh and a short biographical note on Arthur Elphinston. Note by Bishop Keith, suggests the 'King' would make the appointment if there was unanimity in the Bishops' recommendation.

Dean William Leslie Christie

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