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&c. The highest judicatory of the presbyterian church is stiled The general council of the presbyterian church in the United States of America. This grand council is to consist of an equal delegation of bishops and elders from each presbytery within their jurisdiction, by the title of commissioners to the general council. Fourteen commissioners make a quorum. The council constitute the bond of union, peace, correspondence, and mutual confidence among all their churches; ard have power to receive and issue all appeals and references which may regularly be brought before them from the inferior judicatories—to regulate and correct the proceedings of - thc

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