[Supplication of Mr Alexander Pitcairn, minister at Tannadice, for reparation of his losses]

Supplication of Master Alexander Pitcairn to the king's majesty and estates of parliament, remitted to the commission for the common burdens

To the king's most excellent majesty, the supplication of Master Alexander Pitcairn, minister at Tannadice.

Humbly showing,

That whereas I have represented to your sacred majesty and estates of parliament the great oppression done to me by a great number of broken men who, under cloud of night in the time of the high court of parliament, broke up my house, threatened with drawn dirks to take my life and spuilzied me of my whole monies, goods, furnishings and plenishing and left me, my wife and children naked, together with my long and chargeable attendance these diverse years bygone in seeking redress thereof and have got no answer. Therefore I humbly beseech your majesty and lords of parliament to take some consideration of my distressed estate and to recommend me to the committee appointed for relief of the common burdens, that they may devise a way how I may be satisfied of my losses and these broken men may be tried and punished, that the crying sin may be removed from the land. And your majesty's and lordships' answer I humbly expect.

17 November 1641

Read in audience of his majesty and estates of parliament, who remitted the same to the committee nominated for the common burdens.

[John Elphinstone, lord] Balmerino, in presence of the lords of parliament

  1. NAS, PA6/6, 'November 17 1641'. Back
  2. This clause is written on the rear of the document. Back