Resolution: succession

Resolve presented by [James Douglas], duke of Hamilton that this parliament will not proceed to the nomination of a successor until we have had a prior treaty with England in relation to our commerce and other concerns with that nation; and further it is resolved that this parliament will proceed to make such limitations and conditions of government for the rectification of our constitution as may secure the liberty, religion and independency of this nation before they proceed to the said nomination, and, after reasoning thereupon, it was put to the vote, approve the resolve or not, and carried approve.

Procedure: adjournment

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

  1. NAS. PA2/39, f.12.