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GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE PRESBYTERIAN
CHURCH IN THE UNITED STATES
A MEMBER OF THE PROSECUTING COMMITTEE.
JOHN C. RANKIN Co., PRINTERS.
TABLE OF CONTENTS.
Judgment of General Assembly of 1892, reversing
Decision of Moderator as to status of Committee
Evidence introduced by Prosecuting Committee.. 92-94
Evidence introduced by Dr. Briggs...
Exception by Prosecution as to matter improperly
entered upon the stenographic record..
Protest as to same...
Answer to the protest.
Order of procedure in taking the vote upon the
charges and specifications...
Motion to exclude Professors and Trustees of Union
Theological Seminary from voting...
Drs. George Alexander and Henry Van Dyke and
Elder Jaffray, appointed Committee to prepare the
judgment of Presbytery ..
Vote of thanks to Moderator, etc.
Vote of each member of Presbytery in detail on the
charges and specifications. ....
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-
172 VI. --Appellant's closing argument in favor of entertaining the
appeal presented by Mr. McCook, a member of the
190 VII. —Preliminary statement submitted by Mr. McCook, as to
procedure and designating the portions of the record
VIII.-Appellant's opening argument on the merits and in favor
of sustaining the appeal presented by Dr. Lampe, a
264 IX.-Appellant's closing argument in favor of sustaining the
appeal, being Mr. McCook's reply to Dr. Briggs' argu-
347 X. - Appendix containing the judgment of the General
Assembly and vote of thanks to the Prosecuting Com-
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 :