[Paper concerning various parliamentary business read and decisions given]

Prayers heard and rolls called.

Paper taken to be considered by the bodies, being read, for answer to the first article, remitted to the noblemen, barons and burghs who were upon the conference to meet and close the answer to the kirk's remonstrance.

To the second and third articles which are conjoined, approve to the act made relating thereto, which is passed and approved.

To the fourth, resolved that some of the barons and burghs be appointed by them to represent the bodies to attend the coronation.

To the fifth, ordain a draft of the commission be drawn, and one of every estates, namely: [Alexander Lindsay], lord Balcarres, [Sir William Scott], laird of Clerkington and George Gardyne to be with [Sir Thomas Nicolson of Carnock], lord advocate; and appoint 20 of every estate to be upon the committee, and the quorum to be nine, two of every estate.

To the sixth, ordain the places of such of the council as are dead to be filled according to the act of parliament.

To the seventh anent the excise and accounts, appoint the number to be 15, 5 of every estate, 5 the quorum, whereof 1 of every estate.

To the eighth, appoint the noblemen and commissioners to give in a list of such as are to be upon the committee of war again the next meeting.

Remit the ninth anent the general persons to the conference.

The tenth anent the noblemen proceeding home for accelerating the levy, agree thereto.

To the eleventh, ordain one of every estate, with [Sir Thomas Nicolson of Carnock], lord advocate, to draw the draft of an act of ratification of all acts since 1641.

To the twelfth anent those officers who take money, ordain an act to be drawn that no officer take money under the pain of repayment of the money and imprisoned until they repay it, and be taken under the gallows and his sword broken.

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[Lord advocate ordered to draft act; quartering between masters and tenants remitted to the several bodies; supplication approved]

Remit to [Sir Thomas Nicolson of Carnock], lord advocate, to draw a draft of an act against compliers.

Remit to the bodies to consider of the quartering between masters and tenants, and appoint [...].

Supplication shire of Perth read and approved as in the documents.

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[Payment of the foot-guard; Western Association declared void; paper concerning the Western Remonstrance approved]

Ordain the foot guard to be paid out of the surplus of the two months' maintenance of Perth of so much as the shire shall be found owing after account of their meal, cows and sheep already paid in.

The king's majesty and estates of parliament declare the association in the west to be void, and discharge any such association in time coming.

A paper containing his majesty and committee of estates' sense of the remonstrance of the west of 25 November 1650 read, voted and approved.

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[Supplication remitted to the committee for the affairs of the army; reports read and supplicants given licence to stay in the country]

Supplication [John Murray], earl of Atholl read and remitted to the committee of military affairs, with power to them to nominate a lieutenant colonel and major.

Report [Thomas Wentworth], earl of Cleveland read, and he licenced to stay within the kingdom.

Report Lord Withrington read, and he licenced to stay within the country.

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[Condition of the duke of York remitted to the committee of estates; protestations submitted; continuation]

Remit to the committee of estates to take the duke of York's condition into consideration, and what advice is to be given to him.

Protestation [John Fleming], earl of Wigtown against [Sir William Cockburn], laird of Langton and Robert Cunningham.

Protestation laird of Langton and Robert Cunningham in the contrary.

Ordain the conference to meet presently and the parliament on Monday at 9 o'clock.

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