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THE FREE CHURCH OF SCOTLAND

PRINTED BY MORRISON AND GIBB, TANFIELD,

FOR

T. & T. CLARK, EDINBURGH.

LONDON: SIMPKIN, MARSHALL, HAMILTON, KENT, AND CO. LIMTED.

NEW YORK: CHARLES SCRIBNER'S SONS,
TORONTO: PRESBYTERIAN NEWS co.

THE

FREE CHURCH OF SCOTLAND

HER

ORIGIN, FOUNDERS

AND

TESTIMONY

BY PETER BAYNE, LL.D.

CATAMENCONE UMEDATOR

EDINBURGH
T. & T. CLARK, 38 GEORGE STREET

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PREFACE.

PROFESSOR GIBB and I have been friends since

ROFESSOR GIBB and I have been friends since

we were schoolfellows in Aberdeen in 1843, and it is in no small measure owing to his encouragement, and the sympathy and furtherance of Professor Salmond, that this volume sees the light. The authorities on which I rely are sufficiently indicated as I proceed, special acknowledgments being due to the standard work on the Conflict by Dr. Robert Buchanan. I studied theology in the New College in Cunningham's time, but never applied for licence, or was ordained. When Candlish was in summer quarters with his family at Kilcreggan in 1856, I became intimately acquainted with him. The book falls far short of what I hoped it might be, but I offer it to my brothers and sisters of the Free Church of Scotland as an expression, sincere though inadequate, of the interest taken by me in the Jubilee, and of the affection, pride, and gratitude with which I look upon this branch of the Reformed Catholic Church.

Paul thought that he had been specially raised up

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