Commission regarding the articles referred to consideration by the treaty

Our sovereign lord, with consent of the estates of parliament, considering that there are sundry heads of the articles of the treaty of peace between his majesty and his subjects and between his majesty's kingdoms of Scotland and England which are referred to be taken in consideration by the commissioners to be appointed by his majesty, with consent of both parliaments, who shall have power to advise and treat thereupon and to report their proceedings therein to his majesty and to the parliament of both kingdoms respectively, and specially the articles after-specified; and his majesty, with consent foresaid, being willing that a commission be completed on their part for advising and treating upon the said articles with the commissioners chosen or to be chosen by his majesty, with consent of the parliament of England, within which is included the kingdom of Ireland, therefore, his majesty, with consent and advice of the estates, gives and grants full power and commission to the persons after-specified: William [Kerr], earl of Lothian, John [Lindsay], earl of Lindsay, John [Elphinstone], lord Balmerino, Sir Thomas Myreton of Cambo, Sir Thomas Hope of Kerse, Sir Archibald Johnston of Wariston, Sir John Smith of Grotehill, burgess of Edinburgh, Patrick Bell, merchant burgess of Glasgow, and Master Robert Barclay, burgess of Irvine, as also to John [Campbell], earl of Loudoun, chancellor of Scotland, and Archibald [Campbell], marquis of Argyll, earl of Kintyre, lord Lorne, or any of them two who be at court, to be of the commission with the other commissioners above-named. With power to the said whole commissioners above-named (or any five of them, there being one at least of every estate) to convene with the commissioners chosen or to be chosen by his majesty, with consent of the parliament of England (within which is included the parliament of Ireland as said is) at whatsoever times and places convenient to be accorded on amongst them, and there to consult, advise, treat and agree upon the special heads and articles following, namely: regarding the demand concerning the making war with foreigners and regarding leagues and confederations to be made with foreign princes and estates; and concerning mutual supply in case of foreign invasion; and also concerning mutual trade and commerce between the kingdoms of Scotland, England and Ireland, and regarding the pressing of ships or men by sea or land; and also regarding naturalisation and mutual capacity of the subjects of both kingdoms who either of them respectively of all dignities, liberties, privileges and other benefits, ecclesiastical or civil, and others of that nature; and concerning the lawfulness and solemnity of the extracts of bonds or decreets in either of the said kingdoms; and also concerning the manner of safe conduct for transporting from England to Scotland by sea or land in such a way as may be most secure and least chargeable to the estate of Scotland of the money given and promised by way of brotherly supply and assistance to the estate and kingdom of Scotland by the parliament of England; and concerning what assistance Scotland shall give to England for the suppressing of the rebellion in Ireland or to [Charles Louis], Prince Elector according to the instructions given or to be given to them for that effect by the lords of secret council, to whom his majesty and estates of parliament remit the same; and what the said commissioners there treating with the said commissioners of England and Ireland resolve and conclude upon, that they may make timeous and due report thereof to his majesty and the estates of this kingdom.

  1. NAS, PA2/22, f.178v-179v.