[Petition read and continued; protest of Lord Almond regarding the deposition of Captain William Stewart; supplicant freed from the tolbooth]

The king being present.

[Ludovic Lindsay], earl of Crawford's petition for a hearing and enlargement being read and continued until tomorrow, and [James Livingstone], lord Almond desired that all trial might be taken for clearing him of some aspersion laid upon him by the deposition of Captain William Stewart.

Regarding the supplication presented by Colonel [John] Cochrane craving to be liberated from the tolbooth, the same being voted, the king's majesty and estates ordain the supplicant to be liberated from the tolbooth and to be sequestered in John Smith's house according to the first order of the house, and none to have access to him except one servant to attend him.

  1. NAS, PA6/5, 'October 14 1641', f.1(a) r. Back
[Continuation; president to subscribe the articles against unlawful convocation of the lieges]

Continues the parliament until tomorrow at 2 o'clock after noon and ordains the several estates to meet at 9 o'clock.

Appoints [John Elphinstone, lord Balmerino], president, to subscribe the proclamation for publishing the articles discharging confluences and convocations.

  1. NAS, PA6/5, 'October 14 1641', f.1(a) r. Back