Regarding invading and pursuing of councillors

Our sovereign lord and estates of this present parliament, understanding that diverse of the lords of his highness's secret council and session and others of his highness's officers for the discharge of their bound duty in his highness's service incur the hatred, indignation, malice and hostility of sundry persons and often accuse them without any just cause, therefore statute and ordain that whatsoever person in time coming invades or pursues any of his highness's session, secret council or others of his highness's officers, it being verified and tried that any of the said councillors, sessioners and officers was pursued and invaded for doing of his highness's service, shall be punished to the death.

  1. NAS, PA2/16, f.19v. Mss returns to usual hand. Back
  2. 'V' written in margin beside heading. Back