Procedure

Rolls called and prayers said.

Warrant: to the king's advocate
Warrant for [Sir Thomas Hope of Craighall], king's advocate, his incoming and sitting in the house of parliament

The which day the desire regarding the admission of the king's advocate to sit in the house of parliament, seeing also he is advocate employed by the estates and commanded by them to concur with the rest of the procurators, being taken into consideration by the estates of parliament, they think it expedient to call the advocate into the house to sit upon the foot of the throne covered with his hat upon his head to answer what shall be demanded of him by the parliament, who declare that this warrant shall give no further privilege to him nor shall give him no voice in parliament, seeing he is only called by the parliament to sit and hear and answer when he is asked so long as they have to do with him.

  1. NAS, PA2/22, f.84r.