[Supplication of Captain William Stewart for a recommendation to the parliament of England]

To the kingis most excellent majestie and honorabill hous of parliament,

Capitane Williame Stewart, hwmblie sheweth,

That quhair it is not unknawin to many of boith kingdomes the manyfold sufferingis and loisis sustened be my father and my selff in Ireland for the affectioun which we carryed to oure religioun and countrey; lykeas I my selff have served in the bygane expeditioun with als mutche diligence and fidelitie as wes incumbent to me. And becaus my said father and my selff ar to petitioun the parliament of Engleand for reparatioun of oure loisis in Ireland, as also inrespect of my paynes takin in the last expeditione whairin and everie thing els I have behaved my self as became a loyall subject and good patriot, thairfore I hwmblie beseich your majestie and this honorabill hous that I may have a recomendation to the parliament of England in favouris of my father and myself with suche testimonye to my self as your majestie and the honorabill hous shall think fitting. And your answer.

16 Novembris 1641

This supplicatione being moved to the kingis majestie and estaittis of parliament, they graunt the recommendatione thairinmentionate, and appointis the same to be drawin up.

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

  1. NAS, PA6/5, 'November 16 1641'.