29 June 1703

[Order of business; complaint heard and dismissed; continuation]

Prayers said, the rolls called.

The minutes of the last sederunt read.

Resolved that the remaining controverted elections, as well that of [Alexander Douglas], laird of of Egilsay for the stewartry of Orkney as those for the burghs of Haddington, Kirkcaldy and Arbroath, be determined immediately after adjusting the act for security of the kingdom, without the intervening of any other affair whatsoever.

The complaint against Ensign Seaton being called, he was brought to the bar and the names of the witnesses cited for proving the grounds of the complaint, with the interrogators whereupon they were to be examined, read in his hearing. After which, the witnesses were called and testified, and the complaint being found not proven by their testimonies, the ensign was absolved.

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

[James Ogilvy, earl of] Seafield, chancellor, in the presence of the lords of parliament

  1. NAS. PA3/7, Printed minutes No.21, 1 or NAS. PA6/36, 32, f.1. Back
  2. NAS. PA6/36, 32, on rear: '30 June 1703, read in parliament and approved as amended'. Back