Procedure: asking of instruments

On the which day [Robert Cockburn], bishop of Dunkeld, and [Gilbert Kennedy], earl of Cassilis, asked for instruments that our sovereign lord and the three estates of parliament charged and commanded them to pass [as] ambassadors to England, after the form of the commission and articles given and to be given to them thereupon, protesting always that since they are behoved to obey the king's command and the three estates, that no danger should therefore return to them. At the eleventh hour.

  1. NAS, PA2/8, I, f.4v. Back
  2. Followed by 'commanded', deleted. Back