Procedure

Prayers said. Rolls called.

  1. NAS. PA2/39, f.33v. Back
  2. NAS. PA2/39, f.33v-34. But half way through this debate the register comes to a rather abrupt conclusion in mid-sentence. The record is continued from minutes contained in the warrants of parliament, PA6/36, f.27/175-175v (note parallel folio system). Back
  3. At this point in this debate the register comes to a rather abrupt conclusion in mid-sentence. The record is continued from minutes contained in the warrants of parliament, PA6/36, f.27/175. Back
Procedure: minutes read

Minutes of the last sederunt read.

  1. NAS. PA2/39, f.33v. Back
  2. NAS. PA2/39, f.33v-34. But half way through this debate the register comes to a rather abrupt conclusion in mid-sentence. The record is continued from minutes contained in the warrants of parliament, PA6/36, f.27/175-175v (note parallel folio system). Back
  3. At this point in this debate the register comes to a rather abrupt conclusion in mid-sentence. The record is continued from minutes contained in the warrants of parliament, PA6/36, f.27/175. Back
Address: against the union, read

Address of the barons, freeholders and others within the shire of Mid-Lothian, subscribing the same, against a union with England in the terms of the articles given in and read.

  1. NAS. PA2/39, f.33v. Back
  2. NAS. PA2/39, f.33v-34. But half way through this debate the register comes to a rather abrupt conclusion in mid-sentence. The record is continued from minutes contained in the warrants of parliament, PA6/36, f.27/175-175v (note parallel folio system). Back
  3. At this point in this debate the register comes to a rather abrupt conclusion in mid-sentence. The record is continued from minutes contained in the warrants of parliament, PA6/36, f.27/175. Back
Procedure: sixth article read, debated, amendments suggested; remit to committee

The sixth article of union again read and a proposal given in for adding the word 'drawbacks' to both clauses of the said article, which was agreed to.

And the said article as so amended was again read, as also the proposal mentioned in the minutes of the last sederunt in relation to oats and oatmeal, with the addition of a further clause in these terms: and that the bear of Scotland have the like rewards and drawbacks as barley.

And it was likewise moved that another clause should be added thereto, allowing the same premium or drawback on the exportation of oatmeal as is allowed on the exportation of rye in England. And, after debate thereupon, it was agreed that the sixth article with the proposals for amendments should be remitted to a committee.

Thereafter there was a clause offered to be added to the said sixth article in these terms: but Scotland for the space of [...] years after 1 May next shall be free from and in no way subject to the prohibition and restrictions made against exporting of wool skins with wool upon them, and woollen yarn which, by the oaths of the seller and buyer, shall be made appear to be the proper growth and product of Scotland and spun within the same, which shall in no way be comprehended under any of the laws already made in England or to be made during the space foresaid.

As also a clause in these terms: excepting and reserving the duties upon export and import of such particular commodities from which any persons the subjects of either kingdom are specially liberated and exempt by their private rights, which, after the union, are to remain safe and entire to them in all respects.

And also another clause in these terms: that

  1. NAS. PA2/39, f.33v. Back
  2. NAS. PA2/39, f.33v-34. But half way through this debate the register comes to a rather abrupt conclusion in mid-sentence. The record is continued from minutes contained in the warrants of parliament, PA6/36, f.27/175-175v (note parallel folio system). Back
  3. At this point in this debate the register comes to a rather abrupt conclusion in mid-sentence. The record is continued from minutes contained in the warrants of parliament, PA6/36, f.27/175. Back