Judicial Proceeding: the duke of Atholl against Sir William Menzies

Petition for [John Murray], duke of Atholl against the said Sir William Menzies [of Gladstains] read, craving to be relieved of several contracts for clothing to his late regiment wherein his grace stands engaged, and that the sums due by Sir William may be affected therewith, and the parliament, having considered the said petition, the desire thereof granted after Alexander Campbell of Finnab and [John Lindsay], lord Crawford their payments, as follows.

Decreet the duke of Atholl against Sir William Menzies

Her majesty's high commissioner and the estates of parliament, having heard the petition of John, duke of Atholl, humbly showing to them that he entered into several contracts of clothing with Sir William Menzies and his partners for clothes to his regiment, all which contracts Sir William still retains in his own hands because of a balance of £804 3s 6d sterling yet resting to them, and Sir William Menzies, being considerably indebted to the public, craving therefore, his grace and the honourable estates of parliament to order Sir William Menzies to give up and discharge the several contracts whereby the petitioner stands bound to him, and allow him to retain the £804 3s 6d sterling in his own hands, which will be in part payment to the petitioner of a much more considerable sum of arrears due to him for which arrears no doubt this honourable house will appoint suitable funds, as the said petition bears. Which her majesty's high commissioner and the estates of parliament, having considered on 22 August instant, they ordained Sir William Menzies to see and answer against the second sederunt of the then next week, with certification, and her majesty's said commissioner and the estates of parliament, having this day again fully considered the said petition and being therewith well and ripely advised, they ordained and hereby ordain the above Sir William Menzies to give up and discharge the foresaid contracts wherein the petitioner stands bound, and for that end allowed and hereby allow Sir William and his partners to retain the above-mentioned £804 3s 6d as the balance resting of the foresaid contracts in their own hands for payment of the foresaid sum due to them by the petitioner. Extract.

  1. NAS. PA2/39, f.22v. Back