[Warrant for the Earl of Crawford's release from prison]

Warrant to [Ludovic Lindsay], earl of Crawford for his enlargement, 16 November 16412

To his sacred majesty and the honourable house of parliament,

The humble petition of Ludovic, earl of Crawford humbly desires of your majesty and the honourable house of parliament his release of his long imprisonment, this being the last day of the sitting of the parliament. Therefore he humbly craves a speedy and gracious answer, and shall ever remain

Your majesty's humble and obedient subject, Crawford

16 November 1641

This supplication being moved to the king's majesty and estates of parliament, they ordain the supplicant to be put to freedom and liberty, [James Hamilton], marquis of Hamilton, [Archibald Campbell], earl of Argyll and [William Hamilton, earl of] Lanark they earnestly entreating the king's majesty and estates would liberate the supplicant and all others who were restrained upon the late 'Incident'.

[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.