Procedure: protest

And the clause with the explanation being thereupon again read, before voting [James Hamilton], earl of Abercorn gave in the following protest.

I protest against the settling the representatives of Scotland for the parliament of Great Britain after a distinct manner from what might be appointed by the vote approving the twenty-second article, because I do not see clear into what may be the consequence thereof, and thereupon he took instruments.

  1. NAS. PA6/36, f.53/218 (note parallel folio system).