[Ratification approved; right of voting of commissioners of shires debated; accounts of Thomas Muir to be shown to William Dick]

Ratification to John Smith [of Grotehill].

Act ordaining every commissioner from shires to have a separate vote to be marked per se, being read in articles, [John Stewart, earl of Traquair], the commissioner general, required that before answer should be given thereto the barons would fulfil the promises made to the king's majesty and mentioned in the act of parliament of 1587, c. 112, and protested that the said act, which is contrary to the act of perpetual customs inviolably observed and so prejudicial to his majesty, and never acclaimed before by the barons, may not be discussed until the said promises, which his grace shall instruct be first made good. Thereafter the act given up to [Sir George Stirling], laird of Keir.

Appoints Thomas Muir's accounts to be shown to William Dick [of Braid], or the auditors appointed for him, until Monday next.

  1. NAS, PA6/3, 'August 31-October 22 1639', f.18(a) r. Back