Procedure: continuation of parliament; asking of instruments

The whole estates continue this present parliament in the same form, force and effect as it is now until 3 July next, according to the commission granted by his highness to the said [John Graham], earl of Montrose, commissioner, and to the foresaid letter directed by our said sovereign lord, and the foresaid estates and all others of his highness's lieges to whom it pertains to convene at Edinburgh the said day for holding of the said parliament. And in case the place be changed, the said great commissioner and estates ordain proclamation to be made by letters directed from the lords of secret council upon 15 days' warning at the market cross in every shire before the said 3 July next; whereupon the said [Sir Thomas Hamilton of Monkland], advocate, asked instruments.

  1. NAS, PA2/16, f.38r.