[King's nomination of officers of state, council and session remitted to each estate]

Rege presente.

The kingis majestie exhibited the list of his counsallouris and officiaris of estate, whom he nominatis for these chargis, and condiscendit thairin that the nomber of his counsallouris should not exceid 52, both officiaris of estate and otheris counsallouris. The dowble of which paper was gevin to everie estaite to be advysit upon whill the morne, and for that effect they ar appointed to meitt among thameselffis at two houris efternoone.

  1. NAS, PA6/4, 'September 16 1641', f.1(a) v.