Procedure: continuation of parliament
Act 59
Act continuing the parliament to 19 November 1640

Thereafter the said estates of parliament, presently convened by his majesty's special authority, continue this present parliament and all matters and actions belonging thereto until 19 November next, at the which day ordain the whole estates to be present and to attend at Edinburgh, or where it shall happen the same to be appointed to be held for the time, and in the meantime declare the parliament to be current to the day foresaid; and ordain the whole acts and statutes concluded in this present session of the said parliament to stand and have the force of laws, in the same way as any acts and statutes of any preceding parliaments in any time bygone; and ordain the same to be published and printed notwithstanding of the continuation thereof to the day foresaid.

Which whole acts, with the closure and declaration of the estates of parliament after-specified, were all subscribed after the reading and voicing thereof by Robert [Balfour], lord [Balfour of] Burleigh, president of the parliament, in presence of the estates of parliament.

  1. NAS, PA2/22, f.55v-56r. Back