Procedure: nomination of Robert Balfour, lord Balfour of Burleigh to be president of the parliament
Act 1
Act regarding the choosing of Robert [Balfour], lord [Balfour of] Burleigh to be president of this court and session of parliament in respect of the absence of the king's commissioner

The estates of parliament, presently convened by his majesty's special authority, considering that in respect of the absence of his majesty's commissioner they are necessitated to make choice of one of their number to be president in this present session of parliament, and understanding the sufficiency of Robert, lord Burleigh for that charge, they all in one voice, with one consent, did nominate, elect and choose the said Robert, lord Burleigh to be president and to proceed in this present session and court of parliament for discussing and handling the matters to be determined therein.

  1. NAS, PA2/22, f.13r. Back