Procedure

Prayers said. The rolls called.

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Procedure: minutes read

The minutes of the last sederunt read.

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Procedure: disputed elections

Moved that the controverted elections not yet discussed be now determined and, accordingly, the objection against Alexander Douglas of Egilsay, one of the commissioners for the stewartry of Orkney, was insisted in and, after debate by the advocates for and against him, the objections being passed from, he took the oath of allegiance and oath of parliament, and subscribed the allegiance and assurance, and was admitted accordingly.

The competing elections between Alexander Edgar, late provost, and William MacCall, present provost for the burgh of Haddington, being called and the advocates for either party heard, the minutes of the town-court at the election of Alexander Edgar were read and, after some debate, the vote stated, admit of Alexander Edgar as lawfully elected yes or no, was carried in the affirmative, and he thereupon took the oath of allegiance and oath of parliament and subscribed the allegiance and assurance and was admitted in like manner.

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Procedure: adjournment

Then the lord chancellor, by order of her majesty's high commissioner, adjourned the parliament until tomorrow at 10 o'clock.

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