[Supplication of Sir James Ramsay for reparation of his losses]

Supplicatione Sir James Ramsay, remittit to the comission for the comon burdings2

To the kingis most excellent majestie and honorabill estaitis of parliament the humbill petitioun of Sir James Ramsay, collonell of horsis.

Humblie sheweth,

That quhair as it is not wnknowin to the Earle of Levin, lorde generall, and to many wtheris, of my honorabill and profitabill imployment in the French waris be the King of France, his awin particular imployment as commander of ane regiment, quhairthrow I both acquyred honor and meines; and yit for the respect I did carie to my native cuntrie, I did quyt my place and charge in France with all my bygain arrarages than due to me, amonting to the sowme of nyntein hundreth pund sterling by and attour the hopis I haid of the French king, his gratuitie and favor by his many promeisis, and did imbrace the publict service of this my native cuntrie as collonell of a regiment of horsis, be occasioun quhairof I have bein put to great charges. Quhairfoir the petitioner humbillie crawis that the kingis majestie and this honorabill parliament will be pleasit to tak the premisis to consideratioun, and to caus give ordour for reparatioun of his losis in such a way and measure as sall be thocht maist expedient. And ane gracious answer the petitioner humblie crawes.

16 Novembris 1641

Red in audience of the king's majestie and parliament and remitted to the committie for the comone burdings.

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.