30 September 1641

[Supplication of Lord Almond for resignation and approbation of his charge as lieutenant general]

Supplicatioun Lord Almond

To the kingis most excellent majestie and the rycht honorabill estaitis of parliament,

The humble supplicatioun of the Lord Almond,

Scheweth that whairas it pleased the estaitis of the kingdome, with the advyse and consent of the lord generall, to honour your petitioner and to entrust him with the charge of lieutennent generall of thair armie in the last trubles, during the tyme of the which imployment he hath lawbored in all faitlifulnes to acquyt himself, and now since by the blissing of God and the happines of the last treatie all matters of that kynd ar brocht to ane peacibill close, his earnest desyre is thairfor that your majestie and estaitis foirsaidis would be graciouslie pleased to disburdene him of that charge, and accept at his handis a soleme surrander of his commissioun, which he is reddie to give, and to receave ane accompt of his actiouns, which he is willing to rander when he salbe called, that so he may have your majestie and the estaitis approbatioun or censure as he hath deserved. And your majestie and estaitis answer heirupone your petitioner doeth humblie crave.

  1. NAS, PA6/4, 'September 30 1641'. Back
  2. Original not yet found. Source is APS, v, p.675. See also A1641/8/75. Back
[Supplication complaining of want of justice and that the lords of session refuse to pass bills]

To the kingis moist excellent majestie and honorabill estaitis of parliament, humblie shawing whearas it is havelie complainet upon and cryet furth by diverse his majesties guid and loyall subjectis haifing commoun negotiations and effairis to go about tendering the credeit and imploymentis, pairtlie craveing commoun lettres of horning, inhibitiones, arreistmentis and wther commoun effairis, wthers ar wnjustlie chairgit with lettres of horning and persewit befoir inferior judges and ar constrained to sute remeid in law be suspensiounes and advocationes, being the ordinar course of justice, or be graunting dispensatione for sitting of inferiour courtis, conforme to use and wont, the benefiet quhairof is laitlie denyed and refuissit to his hienes haill leidgis within this realme by the lordis of counsell and sessioun without ony knawin caus to his hienes leidgis; quhairthrow justice is now altogidder with haldin fra his majesties leidges, traffique, commerce and handling is altogidder liklie to dissolve and may infer a fearfull and dangerous preparitive gif remeid be not tymouslie provydit thairto.

Heirfoir besiekis moist sacred majestie and estaitis of parliament to haif considderation of the premisis and to tak sic summar and expedient course for remeid of the premisis as the equitie of the caus requyres.

  1. NAS, PA6/4, 'September 30 1641'. Back
  2. Original not yet found. Source is APS, v, p.675. See also A1641/8/75. Back