[Supplication of Mr John Guthrie for release from his imprisonment]

Supplication of Master John Guthrie for his enlargement2

To the king's most excellent majesty and to the high and honourable court of parliament, the humble petition of Master John Guthrie, late bishop of Moray.

Most humbly beseeching your sacred majesty, with advice and consent of this present parliament, to take to your majesty's royal consideration the petition proffered yesterday on behalf of your majesty's petitioner for his enlargement from this grievous prison, wherein he has continued now this 14 months, and for taking course for the summons of forfeiture intended against him.

And as in duty bound his prayers shall be continued etc.,


16 November 1641

Read in audience of his majesty and estates of parliament, who ordain the supplicant to be put to liberty with provision he does not return to the diocese of Moray. And ordain a warrant to be directed to the provost and bailies of Edinburgh for that effect.

[John Elphinstone, lord] Balmerino, in presence of the lords of parliament

  1. NAS, PA6/5, 'November 16 1641'.
  2. This clause is written on the rear of the document.