Procedure: opening of session

The second session of the first parliament of our most high and dread sovereign, Charles, by the grace of God, king of Scotland, England, France and Ireland, defender of the faith, held and begun at Edinburgh 8 May 1662, by John [Middleton], earl of Middleton, lord Clairmont and Fettercairn, by virtue of the special commission under his majesty's great seal, with the advice and consent of the estates of parliament underwritten, there being also present the ordinary officers, [Gilbert Hay], earl of Erroll, constable, [William Keith], earl Marischal, Sir Robert Murray [of Cameron], provost of Edinburgh, Mr William Wallace, sheriff and Andrew Lothian, dempster.

  1. NAS. PA2/28, f.1.