[Supplication of Captain William Stewart for a recommendation to the parliament of England]

To the king's most excellent majesty and honourable house of parliament,

Captain William Stewart, humbly shows,

That where it is not unknown to many of both kingdoms the manifold sufferings and losses sustained by my father and myself in Ireland for the affection which we carried to our religion and country; likewise I myself have served in the bygone expedition with as much diligence and fidelity as was incumbent to me. And because my said father and myself are to petition the parliament of England for reparation of our losses in Ireland, as also in respect of my pains taken in the last expedition wherein and in everything else I have behaved myself as became a loyal subject and good patriot, therefore I humbly beseech your majesty and this honourable house that I may have a recommendation to the parliament of England in favour of my father and myself with such testimony to myself as your majesty and the honourable house shall think fitting. And your answer.

16 November 1641

This supplication being moved to the king's majesty and estates of parliament, they grant the recommendation mentioned therein, and appoint the same to be drawn up.

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

  1. NAS, PA6/5, 'November 16 1641'.