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The Historical Development of the PCA Book of Church Order

Chapter 35 : Evidence

Paragraph 8 :

35-8. The records of a court or any part of them, whether original or transcribed, if regularly authenticated by the moderator and clerk, or by either of them, shall be deemed good and sufficient evidence in every other court.

[Note :

Background and Comparison :
1. PCA 1973, 9-8, Adopted text, as printed in the Minutes of General Assembly, p. 149
2. Continuing Presbyterian Church 1973, 9-8, Proposed text, p. 49
3. PCUS 1933, IX, 234
4. PCUS 1925, IX, 234

5. PCUS 1879, IX-8
The records of a court, or any part of them, whether original or transcribed, if regularly authenticated by the Moderator and Clerk, or by either of them, shall be deemed good and sufficient evidence in every other court.

PCUS 1869 draft, IX-8
The records of a court, or any part of them, whether original or transcribed, if regularly authenticated by the Moderator and Clerk, or either of them, shall be deemed good and sufficient evidence in every other court.

PCUS 1867 draft, IX-8
The records of a court, or any part of them, whether original or transcribed, if regularly authenticated by the moderator and clerk, or either of them, shall be deemed good and sufficient evidence in every other court.

PCUSA, 1859 draft, VII-10
The records of a judicatory, or any part of them, whether original or transcribed, if regularly authenticated by the Moderator and Clerk, or either of them, shall be deemed good and sufficient evidence in every other judicatory.

UPCNA 1867, 7-

OPC, 1988, IV.
Any

Other:
ARP, 1958, §V-

COMMENTARY :
F.P. Ramsay, Exposition of the Book of Church Order
(1898, p. 218), on IX-8
213.--VIII. The records of a court, or any part of them, whether original or transcribed, if regularly authenticated by the Moderator and Clerk, or by either of them, shall be deemed good and sufficient evidence in every other court.
(Cf. 56 and 88.)



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