Committee Members: committee to provide victual for the army
Committee to provide victual for the army

The which day Sir Adam Hepburn of Humbie, treasurer of the army, declared in presence of the estates that in the charge committed to him for providing for the army, his care had still been for keeping this kingdom from an artificial dearth and that he might provide victual at the cheapest rates he could. But now finding that there is not sufficient provision already made and that he cannot find victual except at extraordinary prices, did therefore desire that some persons might be adjoined with him to think upon the best ways how the army may be provided with victual and what shall be the proportion and prices thereof. Which desire being considered by the estates, they do adjoin [George Forrester], lord Forrester, [Patrick Murray, lord] Elibank, [Sir Patrick Hepburn of] Waughton, [Sir Michael Balfour of] Denmilne, [Thomas Crombie of] Kemnay and P[...] of Harden to meet with him and consult and set down the best way for the particulars above-written.

  1. NAS. PA8/1, f.119r.