[Supplication of Lady Stormont regarding the meeting of the court of exchequer]

Supplication by [Anna Wemyss], lady Stormont2

To the honourable estates of parliament the humble supplication of Anna, viscountess of Stormont.

Showing whereas it is well-known to your lordships this long time bygone the lieges have wanted the benefit of exchequer and thereby frustrated of confirmation of their rights, and I am one of that number who is laid out of my rights as yet, my humble desire to your lordships is that you may be pleased to give warrant to [Sir James Carmichael], treasurer depute and the rest of the lords of the exchequer to convene and meet for confirming of my rights granted to me by Mungo [Murray], viscount of Stormont, my husband, at such time as your lordships shall think fit. And your lordships' answer humbly I expect.

5 August 1641

The estates of parliament appoint the treasurer depute and other lords of exchequer to sit for passing the signature above-written with this declaration: that the same be in no way prejudicial to any man who has been employed in the army or public affairs and service of the country and good cause.

[Robert Balfour, lord Balfour of] Burleigh, in presence of the lords of parliament

  1. NAS, PA6/4, 'August 5 1641'.
  2. This clause is written on the rear of the document.