[Supplication of Sir James Ramsay for reparation of his losses]

Supplication of Sir James Ramsay, remitted to the commission for the common burdens2

To the king's most excellent majesty and honourable estates of parliament the humble petition of Sir James Ramsay, colonel of horses.

Humbly shows,

That where as it is not unknown to [Alexander Leslie], earl of Leven, lord general, and to many others, of my honourable and profitable employment in the French wars by the King of France, his own particular employment as commander of a regiment, through which I both acquired honour and means; and yet for the respect I did carry to my native country, I did quit my place and charge in France with all my bygone arrears then due to me, amounting to the sum of £1,900 sterling in addition to the hopes I had of the French king, his gratuity and favour by his many promises, and did embrace the public service of this my native country as colonel of a regiment of horses, by occasion whereof I have been put to great charges. Therefore the petitioner humbly craves that the king's majesty and this honourable parliament will be pleased to take the premises to consideration, and to cause give order for reparation of his losses in such a way and measure as shall be thought most expedient. And a gracious answer the petitioner humbly craves.

16 November 1641

Read in audience of the king's majesty and parliament and remitted to the committee for the common burdens.

[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.