[Supplication read and committee appointed to consider the proceedings of the supplicants; committees ordered to meet]

The king being present.

Supplication by [Sir Patrick Hepburn], laird of Waughton, [Sir William Douglas of Cavers], sheriff of Teviotdale, [William Drummond of] Riccarton, John Smith [of Grotehill], Master Alexander Wedderburn and Hugh Kennedy craving exoneration and approbation of their proceedings in the negotiation of the treaty, according to their commission and instructions, read in audience of his majesty and estates of parliament, who appoint a committee to be granted for trying and considering the proceedings of the supplicants, and to call for all papers and depositions taken herein by any former committees, and to report the same in plain parliament. For which effect grants commission to [John Kennedy], earl of Cassilis and [John Maitland, earl of] Lauderdale for the nobility, [Sir Robert Innes], laird of Innes and [Sir Thomas Myreton of] Cambo for the barons, [Master Robert Cunningham], commissioner of Kinghorn and [Master Robert Barclay, commissioner for] Irvine for the burghs.

Appoints the committees for the army, for the ministers of the north and the foresaid committee for the commissioners to meet after noon.

[Remit of the committee for the distressed ministers in the north; supplication read and continued]

Regarding the committee for the ministers of the north, the king's majesty and estates of parliament grant power to them to take the oaths of the complainers that they dread the defenders' bodily harm in case they find the taking of the said oaths necessary. And also grant them power to prescribe a day for expiring of the bond and caution granted by [James] Ramsay of Ogill and to take a new bond.

Supplication by Master Robert Barclay, craving exoneration of his employment in the commission for the treaty of peace in 1639, read in audience of his majesty and estates of parliament, who continue to give answer thereto until tomorrow that [Sir William Douglas of Cavers], sheriff of Teviotdale, may be heard.

[Protestation made regarding the officers of state; supplications granted; act for the printing of the acts of parliament of June 1640 remitted to each estate and the lord advocate]

Proposition made by [Archibald Campbell], earl of Argyll that the officers of state who are of the exchequer cannot now sit in respect they are only nominated by his majesty and not approved by the parliament. Taken to consideration until tomorrow.

Supplication by [Ludovic Chisholm], laird of Cromlix, craving the gift of his ward and marriage freely in respect his predecessor died in service of the public, granted.

Supplication by the creditors of [William Alexander], earl of Stirling, desiring advocation of some process intended by some particular persons before the sheriffs of Stirling, Clackmannan etc., granted.

Act regarding the printing of the acts of parliament dated in June 1640, with the words of the title page thereof. Appoint a duplicate thereof to be given to every estate, and one to [Sir Thomas Hope of Craighall], king's advocate.

  1. NAS, PA6/4, 'September 16 1641', f.1(b) r-1(b) v.