[Supplication read and remitted to each estate; supplication read and witnesses cited; warrant granted to the baillies of Leith]

Rege presente.

Supplicatioune be the Laird of Bamff, craving warrand to advocatis to compeir for him in defence of the complaint gevin in against him be the ministeris of the north, red in audience of his majestie and parliament, who appointis ane copie thairof to be gevin to everie estaite.

Supplicatioune be William Cunynghame of Poltone against the Erle of Galloway red in audience of his majestie and estaittis of parliament, togidder with the answeris maid thairto be the said erle, personallie present. The kingis majestie, with advyse of the estaittis of parliament, appointis the dowble of the saidis answeris to be gevin to the supplicant to be answered, and in the mein tyme assignis Tuesday next to summond such witnesis as ar in towne for preving of the complaint, and assignis the sevint day of October for such witnesis as ar not in towne for preving the said complaint, but prejudice to the said erle of his defensis in causa and objectiones against the witnesis.

Warrand graunted to the baillie of Leyth to suffer William Dowglas, sone to the Erle of Mortone, with his servantis and trunkis, newlie come from London, to come to shoir.

[Commission for examining the witnesses in the process of the burgh of Wigtown against the Earl of Galloway; petition remitted to certain members]

Anent the diligence of witnesis at the instance of the towne of Wigtone against the Erle of Galloway, the kingis majestie, with advyse of the estaittis of parliament, gevis commissione to the persones underwritten for examinatione of the witnesis and to report to the parliament, viz: the Erle of Seafort, Southesk, Lordis Elphingstone and Burghley for the nobilitie; the Lairdis of Frieland, Balmaine, Cesnok, Moncreif for the gentrie; the commissioneris of Aberdeen, Dumbartane, Irwing and Bamf for the borrowis. And the Erle of Galloway promeist to duce his diligence and witnesis befoir the committe.

Petitione be Lieutenant Colonell Jhone Monro, desyring to be putt to libertie, red in audience of his majestie and parliament, who appointis the Erle of Cassillis, Lordis Lindsey, Sinclair and Burghley to tak inspectioune of the supplicantis depositione, and to call Sir Donald Gorme befoir thame and examine him upon all interrogatouris necessar, and thairefter to report to the parliament, that some cours may be taken for the petitioneris libertie.

[Examination of the commissioners of burghs; supplication read]

Appointis the Erle of Eglintoune in place of the Erle of Cassillis, the Laird of Athernie for the Laird of Innes, the commissioner of Dumbartane for Irwing, to examine the commissioneris of the borrowis.

Supplicatione be Jonet Corsbie craving that hir husband and sone may be transported from Drumfreis to Edinburgh to receave his tryell thair for ane alledgit slaughter.

  1. NAS, PA6/4, 'September 24 1641', f.1(a) r-1(a) v.