Procedure: continuation of the parliament
Act 2
Act regarding the continuation of the parliament to 14 January 1641, with continuation of days

The estates of parliament, presently convened by his majesty's special authority, yet as of before continue this present parliament and all summons or actions intended or depending, with all other matters belonging to the said parliament, to 14 January next, with continuation of days, at the which day, or sooner as the committee of estates and quorums thereof both in the country and at the army shall appoint, ordain the whole estates to be present and to attend at Edinburgh or where it shall happen the same to be appointed to be held for the time. And in the meantime declare the same parliament to be current to the day foresaid, and ordain the whole acts and statutes made and concluded in plain parliament in the last session thereof in June past to stand and have the force of laws and acts, according to the tenor thereof, in the same way as any acts and statutes of any preceding parliaments in any time bygone, and namely (without prejudice of the generality foresaid) the act of the committee of the estates, to stand in full force until it be discharged by the estates, and ordain the foresaid acts, with the act of election of the said Robert [Balfour], lord [Balfour of] Burleigh to be president at this meeting of estates, together with this present act of continuation, to be published and printed according to the last act of continuation, bearing date 11 June last, notwithstanding of this present continuation of the parliament to the day above-written. Whereupon the said Robert, lord Burleigh, president, in name of the whole estates, asked instruments.

  1. NAS, PA2/22, f.58v-59r.