[Act read, debated and amended; continuation]

Prayers said, the rolls called.

The minutes of the last sederunt read.

The act for security proceeded in, and a clause offered declaring that the estates should not nominate the successor in the event contained in the act during some days after their first meeting, which being considered, the question was first stated if the number of these days should be 20 or 30, and thereafter it being moved that the question might rather be stated if the days should be 30 or 60, the vote was asked whether the first state or the second should be put to the vote, and carried that the first state should be put to the vote. Then the vote being asked whether 20 or 30 days, carried 20. After which it was acquiesced to without a vote that these 20 days being elapsed, the estates shall proceed to make the said nomination with all convenient diligence.

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

[James Ogilvy, earl of] Seafield, chancellor, in the presence of the lords of parliament2

  1. NAS. PA3/7, Printed minutes No.36, 1 or NAS. PA6/36, 47, f.1.
  2. NAS. PA6/36, 47, on rear: '30 July 1703, read in parliament and approved'.