Prayers said. Rolls called.

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Procedure: minutes read

Minutes of the last sederunt read.

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Judicial Proceedings: papers for the plot read; witnesses summoned

Her majesty's commissioner acquainted the parliament with her majesty's answer to the address and signified that he had received some papers which had been before the house of lords which were now in the hands of [Hugh Campbell], earl of Loudoun, lord secretary, and that he expected the rest. And the said papers were given in by the lord secretary to the lord clerk register.

Moved that the address to her majesty last session of parliament may be read, and the same accordingly done.

Moved that the schedule or inventory of the papers produced be read, and the same accordingly read.

Moved that such papers as are now transmitted being in bundles may be opened, that it may be known whether the same are originals or only copies; and the bundles being opened, some of them were read.

Ordered that Colin Campbell of Glendaruel, [Neil] MacLeod, one of the captains of her majesty's foot guards, and George MacKenzie, son to George MacKenzie in Stonehaven, be cited to compear before the parliament at the third sederunt next week in order to their examination and that warrant be granted for that effect, which was accordingly done.

Ordered that the clerks of council transmit what papers are in their hands relating to that matter for the said day.

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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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