[Acts approved and ordered to be published; parties cited before parliament; summons continued and instruments taken]

The king being present.

The king's majesty, in face of parliament, declared that his majesty was ever willing and still is willing that the former acts of this parliament contained in the treaty should be published in his highness's name, and for that effect commands that on Monday next the same should be published in his majesty's name.

The act regarding his majesty's manifest touching the Palatine read, voted and unanimously assented to by the whole parliament, which ordains the same manifest to be printed and the act foresaid to be subjoined thereto.

[John Elphinstone, lord Balmerino], lord president, declared that the procurators of estate show that this was the day of compearance of [Archibald Napier], lord Napier, [Sir George Stirling], laird of Keir and [Sir Archibald Stewart of] Blackhall who required to compear this day personally. In respect whereof, the estates ordained them to be sent for, according to which warrant was subscribed for bringing them from the castle. Thereafter the estates ordained the same order and place to be kept in their appearance as was when [James Graham, earl of] Montrose did compear and also ordained their summons to be continued to 8 September next, with continuation of days. And [Sir Thomas Hope of Craighall], king's advocate, Sir Thomas Nicolson [of Carnock] and procurators for the estate asked instruments upon the production of the three separate summons, precepts and warrants granted by the estates of parliament to them for raising of the said summons, precepts and execution of the same.

Sir Thomas Nicolson craved his name should be deleted out of the warrant in respect he was one of the committee who were judges and so cannot now be advocate. To which it was answered by the procurators of the estate that they oppose the act of parliament standing, to which the parliament adhered.

Thereafter compeared [Archibald Napier], lord Napier, [Sir George Stirling], laird of Keir and [Sir Archibald Stewart of] Blackhall personally in the place appointed who, after calling of them, publicly acknowledged that this was their day of compearance. And presently the continuation of their summons to 8 September next, with continuation of days, was intimated to them, being personally present as said is, whereupon the procurators for the estate asked instruments.

  1. NAS, PA6/4, 'August 28 1641', f.4(a) r-4(a) v. Back
[Instructions for the disbanding of the English army approved; committee appointed for drawing up an accompanying letter]

Instructions for [John Maitland], lord Maitland from the parliament of Scotland for seeing the English army disbanded read and agreed to, which is ordained to be taken down in the afternoon to the abbey, there to be subscribed. And [William Kerr], earl of Lothian with [John Campbell], lord Loudoun for the noblemen, [Sir Patrick Hepburn of] Waughton and [Sir David Graham of] Fintry for the barons, [Patrick Leslie], commissioner of Aberdeen and [Master Robert Barclay, commissioner for] Irvine for the burghs appointed to meet in the afternoon for drawing up a letter to be sent with the said Lord Maitland.

  1. NAS, PA6/4, 'August 28 1641', f.4(a) r-4(a) v. Back
[Supplication read and parties ordered to find caution to remain within Edinburgh; bills concerning inferior judicatories continued; Laird of Morphie excused]

Supplication by [Angus MacDonald], young Glengarry, against [William] MacIntosh [of Torcastle], with the former supplication by MacIntosh against Glengarry and his friends, which the day of before was given to the said Laird of Glengarry to advise with, produced. The king's majesty and estates ordain Glengarry, younger, to find caution not to remove outwith a mile about the town until deciding of the bill and for keeping the king's peace under the pain of 10,000 merks. As also [William] MacIntosh to do the like. And give warrant to [John Elphinstone, lord Balmerino], president of the parliament, to subscribe a bill for charging of Glengarry and his friends at the market cross of Inverness upon a market day in time of market, according to the 65th act of the 11th parliament in 1587. In respect whereof, [John MacLeod], laird of Dunvegan craved to be free of his cautionary wherefore he was enacted for the said Laird of Glengarry the day of before in respect of his compearance, which the estates declared him to be free of. Thereafter compeared Glengarry, younger, and Sir John MacKenzie of Tarbat, as cautioner for him, who became acted for Glengarry, younger, to the effect foresaid until Tuesday next and to exhibit him before the session of parliament thereof, likewise Glengarry became acted for his relief.

[Alexander Elphinstone], lord Elphinstone craved that bills whereupon witnesses are to be deduced and the witnesses present and those other bills which will belong to inferior judicatories should be taken by his majesty and the estates of parliament to their consideration. The king's majesty and estates declare they will take the same to their consideration until the next session of parliament.

Excuses [Sir Robert Graham], laird of Morphie until [...].

  1. NAS, PA6/4, 'August 28 1641', f.4(a) r-4(a) v. Back