Order for burning a book published by James Drake

Ordered that a book published by the title of Historia Anglo Scotica by James Drake M.D. and dedicated to Sir Edward Seymour, containing many false and injurious reflections upon the sovereignty and independency of this crown and nation, be burnt by the hand of the common hangman at the market cross of Edinburgh at 11 o'clock tomorrow, and the magistrates of Edinburgh appointed to see the order punctually executed.

Procedure: adjournment

The lord chancellor, by order of her majesty's high commissioner, adjourns the parliament until tomorrow at 10 o'clock.

  1. NAS. PA2/38, f.103v.