Reference in favour of Sir James Ramsay, colonel

The which day, regarding the supplication given in to the king's majesty and estates of parliament by Sir James Ramsay, colonel of horses, bearing that it was not unknown to [Alexander Leslie, earl of Leven], lord general, and others of the supplicant's honourable and profitable employment in the French wars, and that for the respect he carried to his native country he did quit his place and charge there with his bygone arrears, amounting to £1,900 sterling, in addition to the hopes of the French king's gratuity, and that the supplicant did embrace the service of this his native country as a colonel of a regiment of horse, through which he has been put to great charges, and therefore desiring the king and parliament to take the premises to consideration and to cause give order for reparation of the supplicant's losses in such a way and measure as shall be thought expedient, as the supplication at more length bears. Which supplication being this day read in audience of the king's majesty and estates of parliament, his majesty and estates foresaid have remitted and remit the same supplication to the commission appointed by the king and the estates for the common burdens of this kingdom to be considered by them.

  1. NAS, PA2/22, f.201r. Back