[Supplication approved; act read and refused; act read and delayed]

Supplication by the burghs, desiring that the act for pardon of the penal statutes may be as ample as the act of 1612, read, voted and passed in articles, providing the same be not prejudicial to the concealed money nor comprehend the same.

Act ordaining that testifications may pass under the privy seal read and refused in articles, who appoint the parties to crave the testificates mentioned therein under any seal they please, and as they have formerly done, as they think most expedient for them.

Act regarding ward lands, ordaining confirmations and infeftments of lands held ward of the king and granted by the vassal feu to stop the ward, read in articles, and delayed.

[Representation to the lord commissioner regarding the long continuance of parliament; act read and refused; former act amended and revived]

[John Campbell], lord Loudoun, with some barons, burgesses and commissioners of the assembly, represented to [John Stewart, earl of Traquair], his grace, the long dependence of this parliament occasioned by the intricacy and multiplicity of business which has occurred, and humbly entreated his grace to accelerate the end thereof. To which the lord commissioner general answered that he was warranted by his sacred master's commandments to give all his good subjects ready satisfaction of their just demands, so in all the tenor of his carriage he had expressed his duty to his master's service and tender respect to the country and had long attended and ever been ready to give answer to the propositions made by the members of estate without any delay, whereof his grace had never offered the least motion, nor proffered from himself any overture at all, but had patiently attended all this time to give answer to the articles and overtures proposed and many days, and often had pressed dispatch and required all the lieges to give in their propositions or else not to be received.

Act presented by the barons regarding the turnours2 and their crying down to a half penny read and refused. And the act formerly made regarding the turnours to stand with this addition: that all coining of turnours hereafter be discharged, except at the intrinsic value with deduction of the coinage.

  1. NAS, PA6/3, 'October 23 1639', f.1(a) r-1(a) v.
  2. Defined in DSL as 'a copper coin usually valued at two Scots pennies'.