The moderator has not a deliberative, but only a casting vote.
Henderson was elected moderator for the third time.
Having the moderator and clerks from the assembly of 1837, they retained the books and papers.
The more important township officials are a moderator, a board of selectmen, a clerk, a treasurer and a superintendent of schools.
He played an active part in the stirring church politics of the period, and was twice moderator of the kirk, and a member of the commission of inquiry into the condition of the university of St Andrews (1583).