[Controverted election considered and delayed; proposal read and laid open]

Prayers said, rolls called.

Minutes of the last sederunt read.

The contravened election of the stewartry of Kirkcudbright between [Alexander MacKie of] Palgowan and [Patrick Murdoch of] Cumloden called and their procurators being heard upon the objections against the legality of the meeting, after some debate thereupon, it was put to the vote sustain the objections founded upon the want of a due intimation to the barons and freeholders of the stewartry or reject, and carried reject; and having proceeded to the other objections, the same were rejected without a vote.

Ordered that parties' procurators should insist to discuss the mutual objections against either parties' electors.

Moved that they should yet have a diet appointed to them for discussing these objections, and accordingly 26 July instant appointed for hearing them, and diligence with consent granted to both parties for recovering all writs which shall be necessary in discussing the said competition.

Proposal for supplying the nation with money read and ordered to lie upon the table.

[Draft acts read and laid open; ordered to be printed; order of business; continuation]

Draft of an act discharging the importation and wearing of muslin, calico and other foreign linen, read and ordered to lie upon the table.

Draft of an act discharging the importation of victual from Ireland, read and ordered to lie upon the table.

Draft of an act discharging the importation of foreign butter and cheese, read and ordered to lie upon the table.

Ordered that her majesty's solicitors cause print these overtures for information of the members of parliament.

Recommended to the commission appointed for public accounts to whom Doctor [Hugh] Chamberlain's proposal was remitted last session of parliament to bring in the same next sederunt.

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

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

  1. NAS. PA3/7, Printed Minutes No.4, 1 or NAS. PA6/36,106, f.1.