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THE APPEAL

IN

Charles Augusters
THE BRIGGS HERESY CASE

BEFORE THE

GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE PRESBYTERIAN

CHURCH IN THE UNITED STATES

OF AMERICA.

COMPILED BY

Harnes
JOHN J. McCOOK, ,

A MEMBER OF THE PROSECUTING COMMITTEE.

NEW YORK:

JOHN C. RANKIN Co., PRINTERS.

1893

( 7827,6

COLLEGE

HARVARD

Op 14 1893
LIBRARY

The bompeler .

TABLE OF CONTENTS.

50

Evidence introduced by Prosecuting Committee.. 92-94

Evidence introduced by Dr. Briggs...

95

Exception by Prosecution as to matter improperly

entered upon the stenographic record..

105

Protest as to same...

110

Answer to the protest.

122

Order of procedure in taking the vote upon the

charges and specifications...

... 138

Motion to exclude Professors and Trustees of Union

Theological Seminary from voting...

... 141

Drs. George Alexander and Henry Van Dyke and

Elder Jaffray, appointed Committee to prepare the

judgment of Presbytery ..

... 143

Vote of thanks to Moderator, etc.

144

Vote of each member of Presbytery in detail on the

charges and specifications. ....

... 145

PAGE Protest as to Rev. Mr. Mingin's vote .

165 Answer to the protest....

166 Report of Committee and form of final judgment... 166

Report adopted and the final judgment entered by the Presbytery....

169 Exception of Prosecuting Committee as to stenograpic report of the trial..

170 Exception of Prosecuting Committee to the final judgment...

170 V.-Appellant's opening argument in favor of entertaining the

appeal presented by Dr. Birch, Chairman of the Prose-
cuting Committee...

172 VI. --Appellant's closing argument in favor of entertaining the

appeal presented by Mr. McCook, a member of the
Prosecuting Committee ....

190 VII. —Preliminary statement submitted by Mr. McCook, as to

procedure and designating the portions of the record
to be used by the Appellant during the argument of

259

the appeal

VIII.-Appellant's opening argument on the merits and in favor

of sustaining the appeal presented by Dr. Lampe, a
member of the Prosecuting Committee...

264 IX.-Appellant's closing argument in favor of sustaining the

appeal, being Mr. McCook's reply to Dr. Briggs' argu-
ment upon the merits of the appeal ...

347 X. - Appendix containing the judgment of the General

Assembly and vote of thanks to the Prosecuting Com-
mittee

374

I.

INTRODUCTION.

This volume contains the printed documents and arguments submitted by the Prosecuting Committee, representing the Appellant, in the case of the Presbyterian Church in the United States of America, Appellant, against the Rev. Charles A. Briggs, D. D., Appellee, before the One Hundred and Fifth General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church, in session at Washington, D. C., May, 1893, together with the Judgment of the Assembly therein.

The case came before the General Assembly upon appeal from the final judgment of the Presbytery of New York, entered on the 9th day of January, 1893.

The history of the case prior to the hearing before the General Assembly is given in the appeal as printed at page 13

The proceedings before the Assembly in the judicial case were as follows :

On May 23d, the Judicial Committee, by its Chairman, the Rev. George D. Baker, D. D., brought in its report upon the appeal, which was entitled “Judicial Case Number I.” A minority report was presented by the Rev. Samuel J. Niccolls, D. D. The report of the Committee was amended by the General Assembly and adopted as a whole, as follows :

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