[Supplication of George Foulis of Ravelston for exoneration of his carriage and payment of his arrears]

Supplication of George Foulis, remitted to the exchequer2

To the king's most excellent majesty and honourable house of parliament, the humble petition of George Foulis of Ravelston.


That whereas I was advanced in the public service and was most willing to have contributed my best endeavours in that charge committed to me when it pleased the committee of estates for the time to recall me by their warrant and to command me to discharge the place of general of his majesty's mint-house, which I have exercised faithfully and have uplifted the fees belonging thereto, wherefore I did expect not only with all integrity to have been approved for my discharge of the said place in time bygone, but likewise to have been continued and secured therein for time coming. But now since another (as I am informed) is to be placed in that charge, I think it incumbent to me for my security to crave an approbation for my service in the said charge with the receipt of the fees thereof in time bygone; as likewise (if it shall be thought fit) a gift and continuation therein in time coming.

Therefore I most humbly beseech your majesty and this honourable house to take consideration of the premises and to be pleased to grant to me an approbation of my service and receipt of the fees thereof in time bygone during the time of my trust and charge; as likewise a gift and continuation in the said office in time coming if your majesty and this honourable house shall think so fitting, for using and exercising whereof I am most willing to contribute my best, and I as in duty bound shall ever pray.

17 November 1641

This supplication being read in audience of his majesty and estates of parliament, who remitted and referred the same to the exchequer.

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

  1. NAS, PA6/6, 'November 17 1641'.
  2. This clause is written on the rear of the document.