Procedure: fencing of parliament

After the calling of the rolls, the parliament was fenced by the lord register in the manner following:

The fencing of the parliament

Forasmuch as this present parliament is now called and convened by his majesty's special warrant and in his majesty's name and authority, I do therefore, in his majesty's name and in name of his majesty's commissioner, command all and sundry to reverence, acknowledge and obey the same and do defend and forbid all manner of persons to make any trouble or molestation thereto. Whereupon Sir John Fletcher, his majesty's advocate, asked instruments.

  1. NAS. PA2/26, 4. Back