Procedure: opening of session

The laws and acts of parliament, made in the second session of the first parliament of our most high and dread sovereign Anne, by the grace of God, queen of Scotland, England, France and Ireland, defender of the faith, held and begun at Edinburgh, 6 July 1704, by John [Hay], marquis of Tweeddale, earl of Gifford, viscount of Walden, lord Hay of Yester, etc. her majesty's high commissioner for holding the same by virtue of a commission under the great seal of this kingdom.

With the special advice and consent of the estates of parliament underwritten.

  1. NAS. PA2/38, f.153. Note alternative contemporary folio system starting at f.1. f.152v is blank.