Eighteenth General Meeting of the Cameronians in 1699 #History #Scotland

The eighteenth post-Revolution general meeting of the Cameronian Society people may have witnessed first steps towards the publication of Cloud of Witnesses fifteen years later…

Crawfordjohn
18 General Meeting at Crawfordjohn, 5 April, 1699.

Issues arising from the Glasgow conference with disunited brethren were to be answered at the next general meeting by the shire correspondences concerned.

Sir Robert Hamilton and Mr. James Kid were to write a letter to friends in Ireland ‘to correct what they perceive wrong in the manner of their steps of defection’.

Mr. James Kid, or if sick, Mr Robert Smith or Robert Speirs, along with Thomas Gillespie [in Closeburn parish?], John Muirhead, John Knox and Robert Knox, were to go to Queensferry on 18 April to meet James Currie, in Pentland, ‘the collector’ for the General Meeting, to receive an account of his collectorship.

The Birth of Cloud of Witnesses
‘Concluded that all the Respective Societies send an index of all the late Martiers testimonies that is not in Napthalie to the next Gen: Meeting.’

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3 Responses to “Eighteenth General Meeting of the Cameronians in 1699 #History #Scotland”

  1. Do we know who the “friends in Ireland” were?

  2. […] were buried and the erection of headstones on their graves with a suitable inscription. Second, the ongoing gathering of information which was eventually used in A Cloud of Witnesses in […]

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