[Patent and gift of the office of chancellery to bear one date; mace and great seal exhibited before parliament; oaths taken by Lord Loudoun as chancellor]

The king being present.

It was moved to his majesty and parliament if the nomination and election of [John Campbell], lord Loudoun to be chancellor, with advice and approbation of the parliament, and the gift granted by his majesty thereupon, being done at several times and of several dates, shall be all of one date or expressed in their several days as they were done; and it was ordained that the gift and act shall all bear one day and dated, namely, 30 September, notwithstanding of the difference of the minutes of the records of parliament.

Warrant granted to [Sir James Carmichael], treasurer depute, or John Falconer, master of the mint-house, to exhibit the mace belonging to the chancellor. According to which the said John Falconer did exhibit the mace in presence of his majesty and estates of parliament.

[James Hamilton], marquis of Hamilton (who these years bygone had been entrusted with the keeping of the great seal) did exhibit the same in presence of parliament and delivered the same to his majesty, whereupon his majesty and estates of parliament ordained an act to be drawn for the exoneration of the said lord marquis and Master John Hamilton, his under-keeper, which accordingly was done and the same act read, voted and passed in parliament.

The Lord Loudoun, being called before the throne, swore the oath of allegiance and the oath of a councillor, and thereafter received out of his majesty's hand his patent of chancellor with the great seal, and thereafter swore the oath of faithful administration and so sat down in the place due to him upon the throne.

  1. NAS, PA6/4, 'September 29 1641', f.1(b) v. Back
[Act of exoneration to Lord Almond approved; wording of oaths to be taken by all members read and to be taken into further consideration]

Act of exoneration to [James Livingstone], lord Almond of his charge of lieutenant general read, voted and passed in parliament.

The oath of allegiance, the oath of a privy councillor and an oath to be given by every man at his admission to any charge read before his majesty and estates of parliament, who took the same to consideration and to be advised thereupon.

  1. NAS, PA6/4, 'September 29 1641', f.1(b) v. Back
[Lords of session ordered to proceed with usual business; continuation; fines for absent members]

Supplication being read, complaining that the lords of session abstained from passing of any bills and doing other duties incumbent to them, the king's majesty and parliament give warrant to the lords of session to do all and every duty incumbent to their charge according to use and wont until the king and parliament signify their further pleasure relating to this, and ordain an act to be made and extracted hereupon for their warrant.

Appoints the several estates to meet upon Monday at 8 o'clock in the morning, and the whole estates at 1 o'clock after noon, and who be absent from these private meetings shall pay the fines imposed upon the absents from the parliament.

  1. NAS, PA6/4, 'September 29 1641', f.1(b) v. Back