Letter: from the king and remit
Letter from his majesty in favour of [John Home of] Renton

The which day the lord commissioner produced in parliament a letter directed to him from his majesty in favour of John Home of Renton, whereof the tenor follows.

Charles Rex,

Right trusty and right well-beloved cousin and councillor, we greet you well. Whereas our well-beloved John Home of Renton, in the years 1639, 1640 and 1641, for his loyalty and ready obedience to our royal father's special commands, was a singular and heavy sufferer in his estate, amounting to the sum of £8,000 sterling; whereof our dearest father did take such particular notice, as he was graciously pleased to engage his royal word for satisfaction of the same. And conceiving us to be bound to make good his said royal promise and in his intended way, which was by act of parliament, our pleasure therefore is, and we require you (as you tender our own, but more particularly our said dearest father's honour) to endeavour that our parliament take some effectual way for paying to the said John Home the said sum of £8,000 sterling which we will take as very acceptable service. And so we bid you heartily farewell. Given at our court at Whitehall, 2 January 1661/0 and of our reign the twelfth year.

By his majesty's command, [John Maitland, earl of] Lauderdale.

Which being openly read, the estates of parliament, have appointed the same to be recorded in their books, and remits to the lords of the bills to be taken in consideration by them, who are to report their opinion of the thing and thereafter the parliament to take it into their own consideration.

  1. NAS. PA2/26, 70.