[Supplication of the Earl of Nithsdale against violations of his conditions of capitulation]

Supplicatione Erle of Nithisdaill, remittit to the counsell2

To his most sacred majestie and the honorable estaitts of parliament, the humble petitioune of Robert, earle of Nithisdaill,

Humblie shoueth,

Quhairas be warrand from the estaitts of the parliament your petitioner did capitulat with Liuetennent Collonell Home and looking for no les thane full performance of what was by word and wryt beffore famous wittnesis condescendit wnto, soe it is that your petitioner haithe bene much wrongit by not performing conditiouns wnto him, and severall persounes have without all ordour or warrand intrudit thameselffs in portioune of his estait. And since the greater effaires of the parliament may not spair tyme for heiring and redressing of the same, his humble suite is that your majestie and estaitts of parliament will be pleasit to authorise and appoynt ane comittie to heir bothe your petitioner and such as he doeth complaine wpoun, and, as befitteth the honour of your majestie and the estaitts of parliament, to desyde thairin as they sall think agreeable to equitie. For the which as in dewtie bond he sall allwayes pray for manie happie yeiris to your majestie, with the continowance of peace and prosperitie to his native cuntrie.

16 Novembris 1641

Red in audience of the king's majestie and parliament, and remitted to the counsall.

Balmerino, I[n] p[raesentia] d[ominorum] parliamenti3

  1. NAS, PA6/5, 'November 16 1641'.
  2. This clause is written on the rear of the document.
  3. Followed by a short paragraph stating that the supplication was remitted to the privy council.