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19 July 1704 [Acts read and laid open; resolve presented]
[M1704/7/5]* [Acts read and laid open; resolve …]
21 July 1704 21 July 1704
21 July 1704
21 July 1704 [Act read; consideration of illegal levy of money delayed; petition read and warrant granted]
[M1704/7/6]* [Act read; consideration of illegal …]
25 July 1704 25 July 1704
25 July 1704
25 July 1704 [Oaths taken]
[M1704/7/7]* [Oaths taken] Prayers said, rolls …
3 August 1704 3 August 1704
3 August 1704
  1. NAS. PA3/7, Printed Minutes No.5, 1 or NAS. PA6/36,80, f.1. Back
  2. NAS. Mar and Kellie GD124/10/434, 'Journal of what passed in the parliament of Scotland, 1704' - Act of dissolution of the feu duties of Bute presented. The lord advocate complained of an illegal order in his name by John Hamilton, earl of Ruglen and executed in the parish of Cramond, under pain of quartering, for levying of money, contrary to law. Occasioned a long debate. Various petitions and drafts presented, and report of the commissioners of the accounts heard. More debate on James Douglas, duke of Hamilton's resolve, which was regarded as tedious (one commissioner stated that Hamilton's constant addresses to parliament put him in mind of a speech by the duke of Buckingham wherein a great many things were begun, but not one brought to a conclusion). Debate on amount of cess necessary. Voting figures. NAS. GD90/2/172, 'Diurnals of the parliament of Scotland', by William Bennett of Grubbet, commissioner for Roxburghshire - Before minutes read, the duke of Hamilton gave in a memorial relating to his estate of Lennox. This 'strangely opposed' by James Stewart, earl of Bute. Andrew Fletcher of Saltoun's limitations presented. Grubbet's speech given verbatim. Account of investigation into misapplication of the funds. Debates and Grubbet's judgement on act of security. Discussions on particulars of cess act. Back
  3. NAS. PA3/7, Printed Minutes No.6, 1-2 or NAS. PA6/36,81, f.1-1v. Back
  4. NAS. Mar and Kellie GD124/10/434, 'Journal of what passed in the parliament of Scotland, 1704' - Very long debates regarding act of supply and act of security. Various amendments offered. NAS. GD90/2/172, 'Diurnals of the parliament of Scotland', by William Bennett of Grubbet, commissioner for Roxburghshire - William Ross, lord Ross's clause of act of security to be added to act of supply. Occasioned a long and bitter debate. A number of individuals rebuked for 'unparliamentary' behaviour. John Ker, earl of Roxburghe offered a compromise in the form of a second resolve. Mr James Halkett of Pitfirrane's speech regarding this was so inflammatory there were calls to commit him to prison. Back
  5. NAS. PA3/7, Printed Minutes No.7, 1-2 or NAS. PA6/36,82, f.1-1v. Another copy at NAS. PA6/36, 83. Back
  6. NAS. Mar and Kellie GD124/10/434, 'Journal of what passed in the parliament of Scotland, 1704' - Debate on Alexander MacKie of Palgowan's commission. James Graham, marquis of Montrose's act of dissolution read. Rest of day spent on private business. NAS. GD90/2/172, 'Diurnals of the parliament of Scotland', by William Bennett of Grubbet, commissioner for Roxburghshire - Grubbet wrongly dates this as being 4 August. Long debate over accuracy of previous minutes. This day largely given over to private business. Back