Decimo nono Junii 1644

Undecimo die parliamenti

Procedure

Prayers said, rolles called.

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Legislation
Act anent the committee that goes along with the erle of Callenderes armie

The estates of parliament, presently conveind be vertew of the last act of the last parliament haldine be his matie and thrie estates in anno 1641, taking to there consideratione the expediency of ane committy of some of every estate to goe alonges with James, erle of Callender, lord leutennent generall of the haill Scotts forces who are in service or shall serve in the commoun cause in Scotland or England, alsweill horse as foote, alsweill be sea as land, for giveing to him ther best advyce to the effect wndirwrittiin, hes nominat and appoynted George, lord Forrester, Johne, lord Yester, John, lord Sinclaire, Sir Johne Wauchope of Niddrie, knyght, Sir Thomas Ruthven of Frieland, Johne Ker of Lochtour, Archbald Sydserfe, merchand burges of Edinburgh, Johne Donyng, burges of Glasgow, Johne Rutherfoord, proveist of Jedburghe, or Adame Broun, burges therof in absence of the said Johne Rutherfoord, or any thrie of the haill abovenamed promiscuously as ane quorum, to be ane committie to goe alonges with the said leutennent generall; to whom, or any thrie of the foirsaid haill nomber promiscuouslie as ane quorum of the haill, the saides estates gives full power, commissioun and warrand to go alonges with the said lord leutennent generall and to give wnto him ther best advyce in the manageing of the forces with and wnder the chairge of the said lord leutennent generall to the greatest advantage of the cause and furtherance of the service according to the instructiones allreddy sent or to be sent to him or them, and in all other difficultyes and emergentes quhilke cannot abyde delay; and lykewayes to concurre with such as the English commissionares shall appoynt for haveing cair of the provisiones for the army, with subordinatione allwayes to the committy of estates at Edinburgh or at the army untill they joyne and be incorporat therin. And als the saides estates declares that whensoevir any of the committie of estates at Edinburghe or of the comitty of the Scottishe army in England shallbe present at this committy now appoynted, that these of the foirsaids tua committies abovenamed sua present with this committie as said is shall have place and voyce in this committy now appoynted as any of the nomber therof to the effect above specified.

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Warrant: modification payable to the laird of Gight and others
Modificatioun to the laird of Geicht, Lindesay of Maynes, Maxwell of Meikltoune and Strudgon of Torrary

Forsameikle as Alexander, erle of Lithgow, preeses of the committy appoynted for tryeing of the laird of Geicht, Rodger Lindesay of Maynes, Williame Maxwell of Midkeltoun and Johne Strudgeoun of Torrary and some otheres conteyned in the commissioun granted theranent, having reported to the estates of parliament that George Gordoun of Geicht and the uther thrie persones abovenamed had, be there aithes givine in presence of the said committie, declared that they had no moneyes to menteyne themselves in waird, and that in respect therof the committie had modified the soume of thrie hundreth merkes to the laird of Geicht for interteinement of himselfe, his brother and servand, to the said Rodger Lindesay the soume of tua hundreth merkes [and] to the said William Maxwell the soume of ane hundreth punds for there interteinement in waird, quhilkes soumes the committy ordenit to be delyvered to Thomas Gordoun, agent in Edinburgh, for the laird of Geicht, his modificatione and to Alexander Maxwell, brother to Maister Williame Maxwell, advocat, for the other thrie persones abovenamed. Quhilke report being tane in consideratione be the estates of parliament, they allow of the foirsaid modificatione and therfore be thir presentes gives precept and warrand to Williame Thomsone, commissarie deput, to make payment of the foirsaid soumes and modificatione to the said Thomas Gordoun for the laird of Geicht and to the said Alexander Maxwell for the uther thrie persones abovenamed, quhairanent ther presentes shallbe a sufficient warrand.

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Legislation
Act of exonoration and approbation to Captain Wallace

The estates of parliament, presentlie conveind be vertew of the last act of the last parliament haldine be his matie and the thrie estates in anno 1641, considdering that Captane Wallace wes by order of the committie of estates in Apryle lastbypast in this instant yeir of God 1644, with consent of the erle of Callender, commander in cheefe of the forces than leveyed, and with consent of Johne, erle of Marr, heritable keeper of the castell of Stirling, appoynted to command over a garisone than present in the castell of Stirling, there to abyde dureing the tyme of the present distractiones within this kingdome; and now since the garisone is dismissed and it is the captanes earnest desyre that he may have liberty to returne to his chairge in Ireland, and that the said captane hath faithfully and trewly exerced and dischairged his said functione and charge in the said castell, heirfore the saides estates exoneres and dischairges the said Captane Wallace and approves him and his haill cariage in the dischairge of the said trust, and does heirby recommend him to his said chairge in Ireland.

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Committee Members: committee for overtures
Committie for overtoures

The estates nominates the erles of Cassilles and Lanerke, the lords Burghly and Forrester for the noblemen, the lairds of Halkertoun, Craigivar, Maner and Sir William Carmichaell for the barrones, the commissionares of Edinburghe, Lithgow, St Androis and Glasgow for the burrowes (or any fyve of them, ther being ane of every estate) to considder wpoun the actes and overteres to be presented in parliament and to report.

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