[Opening of session; commission read; protests over precedency]

Prayers said.

Her majesty's commission to John [Campbell], duke of Argyll for representing her royal person in this session of parliament read by the lord clerk register and ordered to be recorded.

Rolls called.

[Archibald Douglas], earl of Forfar protested, in name of [Archibald Douglas], duke of Douglas, that the calling of any other in the rolls of parliament may not prejudice him of his first vote in parliament.

The earl of Forfar also protested, in name of [John Gordon], earl of Sutherland, against the calling of any other earl before him.

[John Erskine], earl of Mar protested against the calling of any earl before him.

[James Ogilvy], earl of Findlater protested against the calling of [David Ogilvy], earl of Airlie before him.

  1. All NAS. PA6/36 folios are headed 'Minutes of the proceedings in parliament'. NAS. PA3/7, Printed Minutes No.1, 1-2 or NAS. PA6/36,101, f.1-1v. Back
  2. The following declaration follows all 1705 printed minutes: 'By order of his grace John [Campbell], duke of Argyll, her majesty's high commissioner, and the estates of parliament, Sir James Murray of Philiphaugh, lord clerk register, appoints the heirs and successors of Andrew Anderson, her majesty's printer, to print these minutes of the proceedings in parliament, and that no other presume to print the same. James Murray, clerk register, Edinburgh, printed by the heirs and successors of Andrew Anderson, printer to the queen's most excellent majesty, 1705'. Back
[Commissions read and oaths taken]

Her majesty's gift and commission in favour of James [Ogilvy], earl of Seafield to be lord high chancellor, read and ordered to be recorded; and then the lord clerk register administered the oath of allegiance to him, who swore the same with the assurance and took the oath of parliament.

Her majesty's gift and commission in favour of Sir James Murray of Philiphaugh to be lord clerk register, read and ordered to be recorded. Thereafter the lord high chancellor administered the oath of allegiance to him, who swore and subscribed the same with the assurance and took the oath of parliament.

Her majesty's gift and commission in favour of William [Johnston], marquis of Annandale to be one of the principal secretaries of state, read.

As also her majesty's gift and commission to Hugh [Campbell], earl of Loudoun to be the other principal secretary of state, read, and both commissions ordered to be recorded.

Her majesty's gift and commission to David [Boyle], earl of Glasgow to be lord treasurer depute, read and ordered to be recorded, who thereafter swore the oath of allegiance, signed the same with the assurance and took the oath of parliament.

Her majesty's gift and commission to Adam Cockburn of Ormiston to be lord justice clerk, read and ordered to be recorded, who thereafter swore the oath of allegiance, signed the same with the assurance and took the oath of parliament.

Charles [Hay], earl of Erroll, lord high constable, and David [Wemyss], earl of Wemyss swore the oath of allegiance, subscribed the same with the assurance and took the oath of parliament.

Sir David Ramsay of Balmain, one of the commissioners elected for the shire of Kincardine in place of the deceased Sir James Falconer of Phesdo, swore the oath of allegiance, subscribed the same with the assurance and took the oath of parliament.

Sir Peter Halkett [of Pitfirrane], commissioner for the burgh of Dunfermline, and Mr James Stewart [of Goodtrees], commissioner for the burgh of Queensferry, swore the oath of allegiance, subscribed the same with the assurance and took the oath of parliament.

  1. All NAS. PA6/36 folios are headed 'Minutes of the proceedings in parliament'. NAS. PA3/7, Printed Minutes No.1, 1-2 or NAS. PA6/36,101, f.1-1v. Back
  2. The following declaration follows all 1705 printed minutes: 'By order of his grace John [Campbell], duke of Argyll, her majesty's high commissioner, and the estates of parliament, Sir James Murray of Philiphaugh, lord clerk register, appoints the heirs and successors of Andrew Anderson, her majesty's printer, to print these minutes of the proceedings in parliament, and that no other presume to print the same. James Murray, clerk register, Edinburgh, printed by the heirs and successors of Andrew Anderson, printer to the queen's most excellent majesty, 1705'. Back
[Member admitted; reading of queen's letter delayed; continuation]

Moved that there being two commissions presented last session of parliament from the shire of Clackmannan, one for Andrew Burnside of Hartshaw, the other for Mr Alexander Abercrombie of Tullibody, and Burnside being now dead, Tullibody should be admitted.

Moved that seeing there was a competition between these two commissions, there be a competent time allowed to acquaint the barons and freeholders of that shire for objecting against Tullibody's commission, if they think fit, and that before he be admitted. And, after some debate, it was put to the vote admit or delay, and carried admit. Tullibody thereafter swore the oath of allegiance, subscribed the same with the assurance and took the oath of parliament.

Her majesty's commissioner acquainted the parliament that he had a letter from her majesty to them, but, in respect many of the members were not yet come to town, he thought proper to delay presenting the letter until the parliament was more fully assembled.

After which my lord chancellor, by order of her majesty's high commissioner, adjourned the parliament until Tuesday next at 10 o'clock in the morning.

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

  1. All NAS. PA6/36 folios are headed 'Minutes of the proceedings in parliament'. NAS. PA3/7, Printed Minutes No.1, 1-2 or NAS. PA6/36,101, f.1-1v. Back
  2. The following declaration follows all 1705 printed minutes: 'By order of his grace John [Campbell], duke of Argyll, her majesty's high commissioner, and the estates of parliament, Sir James Murray of Philiphaugh, lord clerk register, appoints the heirs and successors of Andrew Anderson, her majesty's printer, to print these minutes of the proceedings in parliament, and that no other presume to print the same. James Murray, clerk register, Edinburgh, printed by the heirs and successors of Andrew Anderson, printer to the queen's most excellent majesty, 1705'. Back