Prayer said and rolls called.

The king being present.

  1. NAS, PA2/22, f.160v. Back
Procedure: ordinance for riding of parliament
Ordinance for riding the parliament, 17 November 1641

Forasmuch as his majesty and the estates of this present parliament have resolved to ride and conclude the said parliament on 17 November, therefore his majesty and estates foresaid command and ordain the whole members of this present high court of parliament, as well the noblemen as the commissioners of shires and burghs, to be in readiness with their robes, horses, foot-mantles and other equipment at his highness's palace of Holyroodhouse the day foresaid at 9 o'clock before noon, to convoy his majesty from the said palace of Holyroodhouse to the parliament house of Edinburgh and from thence back to the said palace, and ordain public proclamation to be made hereof by the lyon or his brethren, the heralds, at the market cross of Edinburgh by sound of trumpets; concerning which, this ordinance to be a sufficient warrant. Subscribed by [John Elphinstone, lord Balmerino], president of parliament, at command of the king and parliament.

  1. NAS, PA2/22, f.160v. Back