[Committee for the payment of the disbanded regiments appointed; advocates to meet regarding matters outstanding in the treaty of London]

The king being present.

Petition by General Major Munro, for himself and his regiment, craving an approbation of his service and payment of his regiment before they disband, read in audience of his majesty and parliament, who appoint [Archibald Campbell], earl of Argyll and [John Lindsay], lord Lindsay2 for the nobility, [William Rigg], laird of Aithernie and [Sir William Scott of] Harden for the gentry, [James Fletcher], the commissioner of Dundee and [Patrick Leslie, commissioner for] Aberdeen for the burghs to meet and think upon the best way to lift money for payment of the said regiment and other regiments to be disbanded.

Appoints [Sir Thomas Hope of Craighall], king's advocate, and other advocates of estate to meet in the king's advocate's house at 2 o'clock after noon, to draw up a commission for doing what rests unperfected in the treaty.

[Answer to remonstrance from the English commissioners for disbanding regiments and demolishing fortifications delayed; supplication regarding officers' pay continued]

Remonstrance from the English commissioners, desiring that the regiments presently on foot may be disbanded and fortifications slighted according to the treaty, read in parliament, together with the report from the committee for the army, and the full answer thereof continued until the noblemen, barons and burghs think upon the readiest way to uplift money.

Supplication by [James Johnstone], lord Johnstone, craving pay for his officers continued until the said meeting for lifting money.

[Commission for hearing the commissary-general's accounts; continuation]

[Master Alexander Gibson of Durie], commissary-general, urged the reading of the commission for his accounts, that the same may be dispatched. And the barons desired that the same might be continued until the next meeting.

Continues the parliament until tomorrow at 10 o'clock, and appoints the committee for accommodation and several bodies to meet presently, and the committee at 2 o'clock after noon, and the several bodies at 4 o'clock after noon, and the committee tomorrow at 7 o'clock, and the several bodies at 8 o'clock.

  1. NAS, PA6/4, 'October 5 1641', f.1(a) v-1(b) r.
  2. John Lindsay had actually been created Earl of Lindsay in May 1633.