Procedure: motions approved concerning grants to authors

Moved that Mr James Anderson, writer to her majesty's signet, having written a book entitled An Historical Essay Showing that the Crown and Kingdom of Scotland is Imperial and Independent, thereby clearing the Independency of this Nation, he should have a reward for that good service, and agreed that he shall have for reward the sum of £4,800, as also, that the thanks of the parliament be given him by the lord chancellor in presence of her majesty's high commissioner and the estates, which was accordingly done.

Moved that Mr James Hodges, who has in his writings served the interest of this nation, get likewise a reward for the same and agreed that he shall have the like sum of £4,800.

  1. NAS. PA2/39, f.17v.