Thereafter the act adjourning the session until 1 December next was touched with the sceptre by her majesty's high commissioner in the usual manner, of which act the tenor follows.

Act adjourning the session until 1 December next

Our sovereign lady, with advice and consent of the estates of parliament, adjourns the session to the first day of December next and declares all actions depending before the lords of session to be continued to the said day. And her majesty, with advice and consent foresaid, dispenses in the meantime with the sitting of the court of justiciary and all inferior courts as if the parliament were not sitting, and further declares that the time and space between the date hereof and the said 1 December next shall not be reckoned in any annual prescriptions, and ordains these words to be published at the market cross of Edinburgh, and to be forthwith printed that all the lieges may be certified thereof.

  1. NAS. PA2/39, f.13v. Back
Procedure: adjournment

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

  1. NAS. PA2/39, f.13v. Back