[Supplication of Mr John Guthrie for release from his imprisonment]

Supplication Maistir John Guthrie for his inlairgmemt2

To the kingis most excellent majestie and to the heigh and honourable court of parliament, the humble petitione of Maistir Jhone Guthree, late bischope of Murray.

Most humblie beseiching your sacred majestie, with adwyse and consent of this present parliament, to take to your majesties royall consideratione the petitione profered yesterday in behalffe of your majesties petitioner for his inlairgment from this grivous prisone, quhairin he hath conteinewed now this fourteine monethis, and for taking course for the sumoundis forfaltrie intendit against him.

And as in dewitie bound his prayers salbe conteinued etc.,


16 November 1641

Red in audience of his majestie and estaittis of parliament, who ordanes the supplicant to be putt to libertie with provisione he doe not returne to the diocie of Murray. And ordanes ane warrand to be direct to the provest and baillies of Edinburgh for that effect.

Balmerino, I[n] p[raesentia] d[ominorum] parliamenti

  1. NAS, PA6/5, 'November 16 1641'.
  2. This clause is written on the rear of the document.