Friday 21 February 1707

[Act read, amended and approved; order of business; act given royal assent; continuation]

Prayers said.

Rolls called.

Minutes of the last sederunt read.

Then the act discharging musters and rendezvouses until 1 January next and prorogating the suspension of the clause in the act of security relating thereto until the said time, which is in these terms: that the whole Protestant heritors and all the burghs within the same shall forthwith provide themselves with firearms for all the fencible men that are Protestants within the respective bounds, and the said heritors and burghs are thereby empowered and ordained to discipline and exercise their fencible men once in the month at least, was read a second time, and, after some amendments and reasoning thereon, the vote was put approve of the act or not, and it carried approve.

Agreed that the parliament will next sederunt take into their consideration the several reports of the committee anent the coin, the accounts of the African and Indian Company and anent public debts. And that the petition for Colonel Patrick Ogilvie of Carnes, Sir John Shaw of Greenock and Sir Archibald Campbell of Clunes be likewise taken into consideration the first sederunt for private business prior to all other.

Thereafter the act anent plantation of kirks and valuation of teinds and the above act discharging musters and rendezvouses etc. were both touched with the royal sceptre by her majesty's high commissioner in the usual manner.

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

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

  1. From this point onwards there are no corresponding printed minutes in NAS. PA3/7. NLS. A.115.a.1, Printed Minutes No.77, 1 or NAS. PA6/36, 253, f.77. Back