[Supplication of Lord Forbes for reparation of his losses]

Supplication of [Alexander Forbes], lord Forbes, remitted to the commission for the common burdens

To the king's most excellent majesty and the honourable estates of parliament, the humble petition of Alexander, lord Forbes.

Whereas your majesty's petitioner, out of his earnest desire to do some acceptable service to your sacred majesty and your royal sister for the recovery of the Palatinate, did engage himself and his estate for the levying of two regiments under the late victorious [Gustav II Adolph], King of Sweden, whose untimely death, together with your petitioner's other misfortunes and long imprisonments for the said cause, has nearly ruined your petitioner's estate, which he was in a fair way to recover by his service abroad to foreign princes (as is well-known to your sacred majesty and diverse special members of this honourable house) until the late troubles of his native country occasioned his return, wherein he, his parents and special friends for his and their service and affection to the good cause have sustained many great and heavy losses at home by the loss of his fortune abroad, which would be too tedious in this strait of time to relate. May it therefore please your majesty and the estates of parliament to recommend your petitioner's case and the reparation of his losses to the commissioners for the common burdens and to the secret council, that when any good occasion offers they would further and befriend your petitioner. And your majesty's answer and the honourable estates of parliament your majesty's petitioner does humbly attend.

17 November 1641

This supplication being moved to the king's majesty and estates of parliament, they remit the same to the committee 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