Act in favour of [Sir Hugh Campbell], laird of Cessnock whereby he is appointed justice clerk and one of the senators of the college of justice

The which day the estates of parliament, considering that by the deposition of Sir John Hamilton of Orbiston, knight, the office and place of justice clerk is now vacant, and understanding the qualification and abilities of Hugh Campbell of Cessnock for discharging the said office, therefore they have elected and nominated the said Sir Hugh Campbell to be justice clerk and give and grant to him the whole privileges, honours, dignities, fees, casualties and other commodities belonging thereto or of which the said Sir John Hamilton was in possession by virtue of the said office. And the said Sir Hugh Campbell of Cessnock, being personally present, accepted the said office and did give his oath for faithful administration, and thereupon asked instruments.

  1. NAS. PA2/25, f.67r-67v. Back