[Supplication of the Earl of Nithsdale against violations of his conditions of capitulation]

Supplication by [Robert Maxwell], earl of Nithsdale, remitted to the council2

To his most sacred majesty and the honourable estates of parliament, the humble petition of Robert, earl of Nithsdale,

Humbly shows,

Whereas by warrant from the estates of the parliament your petitioner did capitulate with Lieutenant Colonel [Robert] Home and looking for no less than full performance of what was by word and writing before reputable witnesses agreed, so it is that your petitioner has been much wronged by not performing conditions to him, and several persons have without all order or warrant intruded themselves in portion of his estate. And since the greater affairs of the parliament may not spare time for hearing and redressing of the same, his humble suit is that your majesty and estates of parliament will be pleased to authorise and appoint a committee to hear both your petitioner and such as he does complain upon, and, as befits the honour of your majesty and the estates of parliament, to decide therein as they shall think agreeable to equity. For the which as in duty bound he shall always pray for many happy years to your majesty, with the continuance of peace and prosperity to his native country.

16 November 1641

Read in audience of the king's majesty and parliament, and remitted to the council.

[John Elphinstone, lord] Balmerino, in presence of the lords of parliament3

  1. NAS, PA6/5, 'November 16 1641'.
  2. This clause is written on the rear of the document.
  3. Followed by a short paragraph stating that the supplication was remitted to the privy council.