Act of exonoratione and approbatioun in favoures of Heu Kennedy

The quhilke day the kingis majestie and estates of parliament, haveing takine to ther consideratione the petitione of Hew Kennedy, merchand burges of Air, makeand mentione of the imployment put upon him as ane of the three commissioneris for the burrowes with the wther commissionares be the committie of estates in anno 1640 yeires in the treattie of peace betuixt the kingis majestie and his subjects of Scotland and betwixt the kingdomes of Scotland and England, which was begune at Rippone and thereftir translated to Londone, conforme to the commissione and instructiones respective granted to the supplicant and the wther commissionares therincontenit thairanent, quhilke treattie is now happilie concludit and ratified by the parliamentes of both kingdomes, and therfor desyreing the kingis majestie and parliament to try and examene the supplicantes cariage in the foirsaid imployment, and accordinglie either to grant him exonoratione and approbatione thairintill, or wtherwayes to censure him for quhat shall be fund amiss in him in the foirsaid imployment as they eftir examinatione and tryell shall find just. And his majestie and estates of parliament finding the foirsaid desyre most reassonable, and haveing considerit the report of the committie appoynted be them for the examinatione of the said Hew Kennedy, his whole actions and cariage in the foirsaid trust put upoun him, and compaired the samene with the commissione and instructiones granted to him and the remanent commissioners, togidder with the testimony of the kingis majestie and the wther commissioneres who war in the lyke commissione and trust with the said Hew Kennedy, doe find and declair that the said Hew Kennedy heath so faithfullie, diligentlie and cairfullie behaved himselfe in the foirsaid imployment in all the passages therof as he justlie deserves ther testimony of his approvine fidelitie and diligence; and therfor his majestie and estates of parliament doe not onlie liberat and exoner him of all questione or challenge that can be laid to him for his cariage in the foirsaid chairge and imployment, bot also doe give him this testimony and approbatione: that he heath behaved himselfe in the foirsaid imployment, chairge and trust as ane loyall subject to the king and trew patriot to his cuntrie.

  1. NAS, PA2/22, f.128r-128v.