Papers concerning lead mining in Scotland in the late 16th century, and political papers of the 17th century. Edit

Summary

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Adv.MS.29.2.9
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Language
French

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  • 1584-1686, and undated. (Creation)

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    248 folios.

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  • Language of Materials

    EnglishFrench

  • Scope and Contents

    The first part of the volume consists of papers of John Lindsay, Lord Menmuir, mostly in his capacity of Master of the Metals and Minerals, and of his brother Sir David Lindsay of Edzell (see also Adv.MS.19.1.24). These are followed by papers concerning the Covenanters and the Scots Commissioners at Ripon and London. The remainder mostly concern Lord Menmuir`s grandson, Alexander, Lord Lindsay of Balcarres, later the first Earl, who joined the Covenanters, but after taking part in the `Engagement` of 1648, became a staunch supporter of Charles II.

    Minute, 1584, of Eustache Roche concerning the working of the mines (folio 1).

    - This was printed together with folio 55 in Cochran-Patrick (1878), page 50.

    Account, 1590, of shipments of lead exported by Eustache Roche since 1585 (folios 2-3).

    - ‘Analecta Scotica’, 1st series, page 91.

    Copy of a bill, 1592, by Eustache Roche concerning charges made against him by Lord Menmuir; endorsed with an order to Lord Menmuir to appear before the Privy Council (folio 4).

    - Cochran-Patrick (1878), page 59.

    Obligation by David Makgill (later a Senator of the College of Justice) to George Douglas of Parkhead, 1590 (folio 5).

    - Cochran-Patrick (1878), page 24.

    Copy of the obligation by David Makgill at folio 5 (folio 6).

    Memorandum in Lord Menmuir`s hand, 1592, concerning the actions of George Douglas of Parkhead against Eustache Roche (folio 7).

    - Cochran-Patrick (1878), page 91.

    Copy of a licence, 1592, to George Brown in Hartwood, and Thomas Young, to mine lead ore (folio 8).

    - Cochran-Patrick (1878), page 92.

    Summons to George Douglas of Parkhead, 1592, concerning duties payable on lead ore (folios 9-10).

    - Cochran-Patrick (1878), page 95.

    Copy of the summons at folio 9 (folio 11).

    Complaint by Lord Menmuir against George Douglas of Parkhead, 1593 (folio 12).

    - Cochran-Patrick (1878), page 93.

    Letter, 1592, of Marion Douglas of Parkhead to Lord Menmuir (folio 13).

    - Cochran-Patrick (1878), page 92.

    Minute by Lord Menmuir, 1593, of an agreement between Marion Douglas of Parkhead, James Douglas of Torthorwald, and Thomas Foulis, burgess of Edinburgh (folios 14-15).

    - Cochran-Patrick (1878), page 97.

    Petition of Eustache Roche to the Privy Council, 1592 (folio 16).

    - Cochran-Patrick (1878), page 70.

    Observations of Sir Archibald Napier of Merchiston on the Act of Parliament concerning metals, 1592 (folios 17-18). Cf. Adv.MS.19.1.24, folio 1.

    - Cochran-Patrick (1878), page 73.

    Three versions of Lord Menmuir`s answers to Sir Archibald Napier`s objections, 1592 (folios 19-26). Folios 21-22 are in Lord Menmuir`s hand.

    - Cochran-Patrick (1878), page 78.

    Thomas Foulis`s additions to Lord Menmuir`s answers, 1592 (folio 27).

    - Cochran-Patrick (1878), page 83.

    Answers of Sir Archibald and Francis Napier to the Act of Privy Council concerning refining, 1591/1592 (folios 28-29).

    - Cochran-Patrick (1876), volume i, pages 258, 257.

    Account of Thomas Foulis for refining base coinage, 1593 (folio 30).

    - Printed from manuscripts in the Hopetoun Papers in Cochran-Patrick (1876), volume i, page 261 (number cliv and part of number civ).

    Draft by Lord Menmuir of his petition against Sir Archibald Napier, Jacob Barron, and Eustache Roche, 1592 (folio 31).

    - Cochran-Patrick (1878), page 85.

    Opinion of Sir Archibald Napier on Eustache Roche`s tack, 1592 (folio 32).

    - Cochran-Patrick (1878), page 52.

    Answer of the Privy Council to Sir Archibald Napier and Thomas Foulis, 1592 (folio 33).

    - Cochran-Patrick (1878), page 84.

    Account, 1592, of lead ore transported by Eustache Roche between 1581 and 1587 (folio 34).

    - Cochran-Patrick (1878), page 89.

    Memoranda by Lord Menmuir on the metals, 1592 (folio 35).

    - Cochran-Patrick (1878), page 48.

    Summons of reduction of Eustache Roche`s tack, 1592 (folios 36-37).

    - Cochran-Patrick (1878), page 53.

    Letter, 17 June 1592, of Eustache Roche to Lord Menmuir (folio 38).

    - This letter does not appear to have been published or summarised elsewhere, and is briefly summarized here:

    Roche’s chief aim is to increase the royal profits. If his rights [to mine] are maintained for two years, he will provide the promised sum and be content to forfeit his personal rights. He reserves four workings which he opened at his own expense, but as far as the miners of Lord Menmuir and his brother are concerned, he grants Lord Menmuir complete authority; in French.

    Eustache Roche`s replies to Lord Menmuir`s charges, 1592 (folios 39-40).

    - Cochran-Patrick (1878), page 67.

    Memorandum by Lord Menmuir of an agreement between Eustache Roche and Sir David Lindsay of Edzell, [1592] (folio 40a).

    - Cochran-Patrick (1878), page 39.

    Eustache Roche`s answer to the summons of reduction of his tack, 1592 (folios 41-42).

    - Cochran-Patrick (1878), page 60.

    Lord Menmuir`s reply to Eustache Roche`s answers, 1592 (folios 43-44).

    - Cochran-Patrick (1878), page 63.

    Letter, 1592, of Robert Denniston, Conservator of the Scottish nation in Flanders, to Lord Menmuir (folios 45-46).

    - Cochran-Patrick (1878), page 51.

    Petition of Lord Menmuir, 1592, for a summons against Eustache Roche, endorsed with the execution of summons (folios 47-48).

    - Cochran-Patrick (1878), page 70.

    Summons at the instance of Lord Menmuir against Sir Archibald Napier, Jacob Barron and Eustache Roche, endorsed with the executions of summons, 1592 (folios 49-50).

    - Cochran-Patrick (1878), page 86.

    Paper, 1593 concerning the reforming of the coinage (folio 51).

    - Cochran-Patrick (1876), volume i, page 265.

    Letter, Montrose(?), 11 October 1597, of Guillaume van Naersste, probably to Lord Menmuir (folio 52).

    - This letter does not appear to have been published or summarised elsewhere, and is briefly summarized here:

    Van Naersste has received the letter and the specimen from the mine. This contains much sulphur and copperas, but he cannot judge how much gold or silver there might be. He apologises for not sending the cypher (of which he makes a note), but he has had much to do. He asks for a licence to carry necessities to the site; in French.

    Petition against Eustache Roche by Sir David Lindsay, 1592 (folio 53).

    - Cochran-Patrick (1878), page 37.

    Notes by Lord Menmuir concerning the summons to Eustache Roche, 1592 (folio 54).

    - Cochran-Patrick (1878), page 50.

    Memorandum by Eustache Roche, 1584, concerning the mines at Crawfordmuir and Robertmuir (folio 55).

    - This was printed together with folio 1 in Cochran-Patrick (1878), pages 50-51.

    Inventory of silver and tin household items, 19 October 1627 (folio 56).

    Henry Lock`s proposals to Sir David Lindsay, 1591/1592 (folio 57).

    - Cochran-Patrick (1878), page 27.

    Sir David Lindsay`s answer to Henry Lock, 1591/1592 (folio 58).

    - Cochran-Patrick (1878), page 28.

    Proposed contract between Sir David Lindsay and Henry Lock, 1591/1592 (folios 59-60).

    - Cochran-Patrick (1878), page 29.

    Copy of a lease by Sir David Lindsay to Henry Lock, 1592 (folio 61).

    - Cochran-Patrick (1878), page 34.

    Two versions of a memorandum by Sir David Lindsay, giving his reasons against Henry Lock`s contract, 1592 (folios 62-64).

    - Cochran-Patrick (1878), page 32.

    Henry Lock`s answers to Sir David Lindsay`s memorandum, 1592 (folio 65).

    - Cochran-Patrick (1878), page 33.

    Copy by Lord Menmuir of his letter, 1591, to Robert Bowes, the English ambassador (folio 66).

    - Cochran-Patrick (1878), page 25.

    Letter, 9 August 1596, of Sir Richard Cockburn, Lord Clerkington, to Lord Menmuir (folios 67-68).

    - This letter does not appear to have been published or summarised elsewhere, and is briefly summarized here:

    Cockburn had given Lord Menmuir a writ of keeping of the Privy Seal, but it has not yet been subscribed by the Exchequer. Objections have been raised to it, but all other offices can choose their deputies. He asks Lord Menmuir to use his influence. In the matter of his suit against John Laing, he wishes his obligation to be returned, or a promise made, never to use it. Excuses are to be made for his absence from Falkland.

    Letter, 1596, of David Moysie, Clerk to the Privy Council, to Lord Menmuir (folio 69).

    - Moysie, page xvii, with partial reproduction.

    Letter, 1596, of John Laing, Keeper of the Signet, to Lord Menmuir (folio 70).

    - Moysie, page xviii.

    Memorandum on James VI`s instructions to Patrick Murray, 24 May 1597 (folio 71).

    Letter, 1597, of Hercules Rollock to Lord Menmuir (folios 72-73).

    - Moysie, page xxi.

    Notes of Alexander Hay, Lord Clerk Register, on the deputies of the Secretary, [?1596] (folio 74).

    - Moysie, page xx;

    - ‘Analecta Scotica’, volume ii, page 399.

    Draft, possibly by Lord Menmuir of an Act of Parliament making it compulsory for sheriff-deputes and clerks to be approved by the Lords of Session, and for their registers to be marked by the Clerk of Register, 1587 (folio 75).

    - For the second part of this, cf. ‘Acts of the Parliaments of Scotland’, volume iv, page 140.

    Draft by Lord Menmuir of an Act of Parliament penalising brawling, undated (folio 76).

    Draft by Lord Menmuir of an Act of Parliament against letters of horning charging all and sundry, 1592 (folio 77).

    - ‘Acts of the Parliaments of Scotland’, volume iii, page 573.

    Notes, partly by Lord Menmuir, for an Act of Parliament against dishonesty in escheat and horning to defraud just creditors, [1592] (folio 78). The notes are repeated on folio 79.

    Letter, 27 May 1592, of Lord Menmuir to Sir Alexander Hay, asking for his comments on some draft Acts of Parliament and giving his proposals for an Act against dishonesty in escheat and horning; with a note by Hay, approving the drafts (folio 79).

    Draft by Lord Menmuir of an Act of Parliament that in criminal cases of mutilation or murder, no letters of horning against the victim be considered in the criminal`s defence, 28 May 1592 (folio 80).

    Draft of an Act of Parliament, with notes by Lord Menmuir, against fraud practised by persons put to the horn to retain their possessions, 1592 (folios 81-82).

    Draft of an Act of Parliament with notes by Lord Menmuir, to make premeditated murder punishable as a treasonable offence, undated (folio 83).

    Draft by Lord Menmuir of the first part of folio 83 (folios 84-85).

    Memorandum by Lord Menmuir concerning the reforming of criminal justice, 17 June 1594 (folio 86).

    Copy of minutes of the Society of Writers to the Signet for 1594 and 1596 (folios 87-90).

    - “History of the Society of Writers to Her Majesty`s Signet”, page 229.

    Writ, 4 June 1597, concerning the prices to be charged for drawing up legal documents (folio 91).

    List of prices to be charged for writs under the Signet and the Privy Seal, 3 June 1597 (folios 92-93).

    `Answers to the particular heids of the signators gevin in be the toun of Edinburgh`, concerning apprentices and markets, undated (folio 94).

    Extract from the Acts of the Lords of Council, Edinburgh, 17 May 1598, granting Lord Menmuir the right to enjoy a senator`s privileges after resigning his office (folios 96-97).

    Discharge of Edward Bruce, Commendator of Kinloss, for one hundred pounds, in favour of Thomas Foulis, Edinburgh, 4 October 1594 (folio 98).

    Discharge of William Marche, minister of Forgan, in favour of Adam Lindsay, servant of Sir David Lindsay, for teind duty, Kirkton, 3 November 1605 (folio 99).

    Letter, 1637, of John Leslie, Earl of Rothes, to David, Lord Lindsay of Balcarres (folios 100-101).

    - Baillie, volume i, page 478.

    Roll of men and arms in the parish of Kilconquhar, 1638 (folios 102-103).

    Copy of a letter, 1639, of James, Marquess of Hamilton, to Lord Ogilvy of Airlie (folio 104).

    - ‘Analecta Scotica’, volume ii, page 346.

    Instructions for the Earl of Wemyss, Lord Elcho, Lord Balfour of Burleigh, and Sir John Scot, Lord Scotstarvet, concerning the shipment of supplies and raising of money, 5 June 1639 (folios 105-106).

    Instructions for William Cunningham of Broomhill concerning his mission to the Earl of Essex at Berwick, April 1639 (folio 107).

    Remonstrance of the nobility and others in Scotland, 1639 (folios 108-120).

    - ‘Remonstrance of the Nobility, Barrones, Burgesses, Ministers and Commons within the Kingdome of Scotland, vindicating them and their proceedings’.

    Form of oath supporting the Covenant, endorsed `The Marquies of Huntlies Declaratione’, April 1639 (folio 121).

    Copy of the proclamation of Charles I at Newcastle, 1639 (folio 122a).

    - Peterkin, page 220.

    Copy of the Earl of Holland`s letter, 1639, to the Scottish nobility (folio 122b).

    - Printed from other copies in Peterkin, page 221;

    - ‘Calendar of State Papers, Domestic Series, of the reign of Charles I’, 1639, page 209.

    Copy of a letter, 1639, of the Earl of Holland to the Earl of Argyll (folio 123).

    - Printed from another copy in ‘Calendar of State Papers, Domestic Series, of the reign of Charles I’, 1639, page 209.

    Minutes of a meeting, Anstruther, 6 June 1639, of the Commissioners of the presbytery of Saint Andrews, with their answers to the articles of the Committee of War (folios 124-125).

    Articles of the Committee of War concerning military preparations, Burntisland, 10 June 1639 (folios 126-127).

    Copy of a commission to the Earl of Traquair to be Royal Commissioner to the General Assembly and Parliament, Whitehall, 5 August 1639 (folios 128-129). Cf. Adv.MS.29.2.8, folio 277.

    Copies of the resolution of the House of Commons concerning assistance to the Scots, and of the answer of the Scots Commissioners, 1640/1641 (folio 130).

    - ‘Journals of the House of Lords’, volume iv, pages 151, 153.

    Instructions from the Committee of War to David, Lord Lindsay of Balcarres, to send five men to Burntisland from the parish of Kilconquhar, Saint Andrews, 2 April 1640 (folio 131).

    Letter, ‘Ladernie’, 3 April 1640, of Andrew Bruce of Earlshall to David, Lord Lindsay (folio 132).

    - This letter does not appear to have been published or summarised elsewhere, and is briefly summarized here:

    Five men are to be sent from Kilconquhar to Burntisland. Copper can only be obtained at a high rate.

    Account of the meeting of the English Lords and Scots Commissioners at Ripon, 2 October 1640 (folio 133).

    Copy of a letter, 1640, from the Scots Commissioners at Ripon to the Committee at Newcastle (folio 134 recto).

    - Balfour, volume ii, page 412.

    Copy of the demands of the Scots Commissioners preparatory to the Treaty of Ripon, 1640 (folio 134 verso).

    - Rushworth, volume iii, page 1287;

    - There is a summary of this item in Nalson, volume i, page 450.

    Copy of the royal commission to various English peers to treat with the Scots Commissioners, 1640 (folio 135a).

    - Nalson, volume i, page 447;

    - Rushworth, volume iii, page 1282.

    Copy of a statement by the Scots Commissioners refusing to negotiate with the Earl of Traquair, 1640 (folio 135b).

    - Rushworth, volume iii, page 1286.

    Copy of a letter, Ripon, 6 October 1640, of the Scots Commissioners to the Committee at Newcastle (folio 136).

    - This letter does not appear to have been published or summarised elsewhere, and is briefly summarized here:

    The Scots Commissioners are insisting on an answer to their proposition concerning the maintenance of the Scottish army during the treaty. Disbanding of the army was suggested and rejected. The English peers demanded details of the necessary supplies, and claimed that the Scots had invaded. There were exchanges of proposals. The Earl of Loudoun tried to vindicate the Scots from the Earl of Bristol`s allegation of invasion. The Earl of Bristol replied. He and some others have gone to York to consult the King about the Scottish army. There are arguments for and against the treaty being held at York, and a request for the Committee`s advice.

    Copy of propositions and answers between the Scots and English Commissioners at Ripon, 1640 (folio 137 recto).

    - Rushworth, volume iii, page 1287.

    Copy of a letter, Newcastle, 6 October 1640, from the Committee at Newcastle to the Scots Commissioners at Ripon, concerning the sum for maintenance of the Scottish army (folios 137 verso-139).

    - This letter does not appear to have been published or summarised elsewhere, and is briefly summarized here:

    Expenses have been great and the army has stayed longer than expected. It should amount to daily pay at least, backdated to 1 October or earlier. They disapprove of the treaty being held at York, and suggest Richmond. The promised release of prisoners at York and Berwick has not taken place. Newcastle has not yet paid the promised £2000. The newly-elected magistrates, who claimed it was only £300 or £400, have been arrested. The Committee are prepared to extend the Commissioners` powers.

    Notes of proceedings in the English Parliament, and extracts from a speech by Sir Edward Dering, 1640 (folios 140-141).

    - The speech is printed in Nalson, volume i, page 516.

    Copy of a letter, London, 18 November 1640, from the Scots Commissioners in London to the Committee at Newcastle (folio 142 recto).

    - This letter does not appear to have been published or summarised elsewhere, and is briefly summarized here:

    The English Parliament will raise enough money for two months. The Committee must be patient.

    Copy of a letter, Covent Garden, 18 November 1640, from the Scots Commissioners in London to the Committee at Newcastle (folios 142 verso-143).

    - This letter does not appear to have been published or summarised elsewhere, and is briefly summarized here:

    Sir William Widdrington spoke against the Scots and was nearly censured. Parliament is to send £8000 in gold by the sheriffs.

    Accusations by the Scots Commissioners against the Earl of Strafford, 1640 (folio 144).

    - Nalson, volume i, page 686.

    Accusations by the Scots Commissioners against the Archbishop of Canterbury, 1640 (folios 145-147).

    - Nalson, volume i, page 681;

    - Rushworth, volume iii, page 1370.

    Copy of a speech by Charles I to the English Parliament at Whitehall, 1641 (folio 148).

    - The speech is printed with considerable variations in Nalson, volume i, page 735.

    Copy of a bond subscribed by the Earl of Montrose and others at Cumbernauld, 1640 (folio 149a).

    - Baillie, volume ii, page 467;

    - Napier, volume i, page 325.

    Copy of an explanatory declaration of the Earl of Montrose and others, 1641 (folio 149b).

    - Baillie, volume ii, page 468;

    - Napier, volume i, page 326, note.

    Seventeen items of news from London, 7 February 1640/1641 (folio 150).

    Copy of a letter, 3 March 1641, of Andrew Honyman, later Bishop of Orkney (folios 151-152).

    - This letter does not appear to have been published or summarised elsewhere, and is briefly summarized here:

    Strafford has been much in Parliament, and there is general unrest. No money is available for either army. There are disputes about bishops in Parliament; Canterbury is pleading the divinity of his office. Charles has agreed to a triennial Parliament. The Earl of Worcester has fortified himself in the West. Pym spoke in favour of the sum to be sent to the Scots. The request for the prince to go to Scotland, and the projected marriage of Princess Mary and the Prince of Orange are also discussed.

    Copy of the Nineteen Articles sent by the English Parliament to Charles I, 1642 (folios 153-154).

    - ‘Journals of the House of Lords’, volume v, page 97;

    - Rushworth, volume iv, page 722.

    Copy of a protestation and oath of the House of Commons, 1641 (folio 155).

    - Rushworth, volume viii, page 735.

    Receipt of Captain Hugh Crawfurd of Cloverhill for muskets from Sir Alexander Hamilton, Berwick, 23 July 1644 (folio 156).

    Receipt of Captain Hugh Crawfurd for powder and match from John Thomson, Keeper of the stores at Berwick, Berwick, 9 January 1645 (folio 157).

    Copy of a letter, 1644, of Henry, Lord Jermyn to Frederick Henry, Prince of Orange; in French (folio 158).

    - There is a translation of the letter in ‘Calendar of State Papers, Domestic Series, of the reign of Charles I’, 1644, page 401.

    Extract of an act of the Committee of Estates, Edinburgh, 18 December 1644, ordering £400 to be paid to Alexander, Lord Lindsay of Balcarres, for the upkeep of his regiment (folio 159).

    Recommendation by the Committee for dispatches, for payment to be made to Alexander, Lord Lindsay and his regiment; order for payment by the Committee for borrowing moneys; and their declaration concerning the payment, 14 February-7 March 1645 (folio 160).

    Copy of minutes of meetings of the Common Council of the City of London, 11 and 14 February 1645/1646, concerning the receipt of a letter from the Scottish Parliament, Mr Francis Allen`s report on it to the House of Commons, and a petition of the Council to the Commons (folios 161-165; the correct order should be folios 161, 163-165, 162).

    - The letter of the Scottish Parliament is printed in Rushworth, volume vi, page 232.

    - The Order of the Commons is printed in ‘Journals of the House of Commons’, volume iv, page 439.

    - The minute of proceedings in the Commons is partly printed in ‘Journals of the House of Commons’, volume iv, page 437.

    Extract of an act of the Committee of Estates in favour of Alexander, Lord Lindsay, for debts incurred for levying troops, Edinburgh, 3 April 1645 (folios 166-167).

    Extract of an Act of Parliament in favour of Alexander, Lord Lindsay, 1645 (folios 168-169).

    - ‘Acts of the Parliaments of Scotland’, volume vi, part 1, page 438.

    Letter, 1645, of Louis XIV to Sir Thomas Dishington; in French (folio 170).

    - Meikle, page 225.

    Protection by the Earl of Montrose to the city of Edinburgh, 1645 (folio 171).

    - ‘Analecta Scotica’, volume i, page 108.

    Copy of a petition of Alexander, Lord Lindsay to the Committee of Estates, asking for judgement on the behaviour of his regiment at Alford and Kilsyth; with their favourable reply, Perth, 29 September 1645 (folio 172).

    Copy of an Act of Parliament concerning classes of delinquents, 1646 (folios 173-175).

    - ‘Acts of the Parliaments of Scotland’, volume vi, part 1, page 503.

    Depositions of witnesses concerning the breach of the Thieves Hole of Selkirk, 1645 (folios 176-177).

    - ‘Analecta Scotica’, volume i, page 108.

    Draft reply of the Scots Commissioners to the English Parliament, concerning the propositions to be sent to Charles I, 1646 (folios 178-181).

    - There is a summary of this item in ‘Journals of the House of Lords’, volume viii, page 237.

    Memorandum for Alexander, Lord Lindsay, 1646 (folios 182-183).

    - Baillie, volume ii, page 514.

    Report of the delivery of the propositions by the Scots Commissioners to the English Parliament, and the latter`s decisions, London, 17 August 1646 (folio 184).

    Copy of resolutions of the English Parliament concerning the disposal of the King`s person, 1646 (folios 185-186).

    - ‘Journals of the House of Lords’, volume viii, pages 499, 504.

    Copy of a resolution of the Scots Commissioners, and notes on a meeting of the Committee of both Kingdoms, concerning the payments to be made before the withdrawal of the Scottish army, 1 December 1646 (folios 187-188).

    Extract of an Act of Parliament in favour of Lord Lindsay of Balcarres`s regiment, 1647 (folio 189).

    - ‘Acts of the Parliaments of Scotland’, volume vi, part 1, page 723.

    Account by Alexander, Lord Lindsay of his attitude towards the Engagement, and a copy of his letter to the presbytery of Saint Andrews, 1649 (folios 190-195).

    - ‘Historical Fragments, relative to Scotish affairs’, number 10.

    Copy of the declaration of the Scottish Parliament agreeing to the confinement of the King at Holmby, [1647] (folio 196).

    - ‘Acts of the Parliaments of Scotland’, volume vi, part 1, page 659;

    - Rushworth, volume vi, page 397.

    Proposal for conspirators [?the Earl of Montrose and others] to be tried in secret, [?1641] (folio 197).

    Report of a committee on valuations and teinds, [?circa 1630] (folio 198).

    Ground for preferring charges against the Earl of Montrose and his accomplices, [1641] (folio 199).

    - Napier, volume ii, page 31.

    Copy of a request by the Scots Commissioners, possibly to the House of Lords, for recompense to the Scottish army, [?1646] (folios 200-201).

    List of grounds for the Act of Classes, [?1649] (folio 202).

    Copy of a petition [of the Scottish royalists] asking the Privy Council to trust the King to honour his undertakings concerning the Church of Scotland, [1642] (folio 203).

    Copy of a petition of the Common Council of the City of London to the House of Lords, concerning the power of commissioners for church government, undated (folios 204-205).

    Copy of a petition to the Privy Council against the exaction of the annuity of tithes, with their answer, [1643] (folio 206 recto).

    - ‘Register of the Privy Council of Scotland’, 2nd series, volume vii, page 404.

    Copy of a letter of the Privy Council to the King concerning the petition, and advising on the matter of annuities, [1643] (folio 206 verso).

    Letter, 1649, of Samuel Rutherfurd, Principal of Saint Mary`s College, Saint Andrews, to Lord Lindsay of Balcarres (folios 207-208).

    - ‘Historical Fragments, relative to Scotish affairs’, appendix, page 89.

    Extract of an act of the Committee of Estates in favour of Alexander, Lord Lindsay, 1650 (folios 209-210).

    - ‘Historical Fragments, relative to Scotish affairs’, number 10, page iii.

    Letter, Stirling, 28 July 1651, of Charles II to the Earl of Balcarres, indicating that he has given permission to the ministers cited before the General Assembly to go to Dundee (folios 211-212).

    Letter, Finlarig, 11 September 1651, of the Committee of Estates to the Earl of Balcarres, ordering him to bring his troops to Dunkeld (folios 213-214).

    Letter, Finlarig, 11 September 1651, of the Committee of Estates summoning the Earl of Balcarres to attend a meeting at Dumbarton (folio 215).

    Obligation by the Earl of Seaforth and the Mackenzies to provide 740 armed men, Inverness, 18 September 1631 (folio 216).

    Draft of a royal commission for the ordering of those affairs not particularly specified in General Middleton`s commission, such as levying of troops and imposition of taxes, endorsed 1652 [?1654] (folio 217).

    Copy of a letter, 1653, of the Earl of Balcarres to Charles II (folios 218-219).

    - ‘Historical Fragments, relative to Scotish affairs’, number 12, page 47.

    Two copies of a declaration by the Highlanders, 1633 (folios 220-228).

    - ‘Historical Fragments, relative to Scotish affairs’, number 11, page 25.

    Draft of a letter, [circa 1650], of the Earl of Balcarres to the Committee of Estates (folios 229-230).

    - ‘Historical Fragments, relative to Scotish affairs’, appendix, page 85.

    Passport for the Earl of Balcarres signed by Charles II, 1654; in French (folios 231-232).

    - ‘Historical Fragments, relative to Scotish affairs’, number 15, page 67.

    Draft of instructions of Charles II for someone going to Scotland, [?1654] (folios 233-234).

    Instructions of Charles II to the Earl of Balcarres, [1654] (folios 235-236).

    - ‘Historical Fragments, relative to Scotish affairs’, number 14, page 65.

    Proposals submitted to Charles II by the Earl of Balcarres, [1654] (folios 237-238).

    - ‘Historical Fragments, relative to Scotish affairs’, number 13, page 57.

    Proposed declaration by Charles II written by the Earl of Balcarres, [1654] (folio 239).

    Draft of a royal commission, [circa 1655], for the administration of justice in Scotland (folio 240).

    Copy of a reply by the General Assembly to a petition by the Earls of Eglinton, Lothian and Angus on behalf of the Earls of Dunfermline and Lauderdale, [?1651] (folio 241).

    Copy of a resolution of both Houses of Parliament concerning the custody of the King, [1646] (folio 242).

    - Another version of the resolution is printed in ‘Journals of the House of Lords’, volume viii, page 622.

    Letter of Sir Robert Moray to Charles II, [1654] (folios 243-244).

    - Robertson, page 215 (For ‘f. 157’ read ‘f. 243’).

    Unsigned letter, undated, possibly to the Earl of Balcarres (folios 245-246).

    - This letter does not appear to have been published or summarised elsewhere, and is briefly summarized here:

    The writer asks Balcarres to intervene in the affairs of the Church, whose unity is destroyed, since some wish for parity among Church officers, and others disparity. He suggests, instead of a universally received episcopacy, a friendly agreement between the Episcopal and Presbyterian parties. Should a man be condemned for failing to attend a Synod? No man is free from error, and true holiness is above factions.

    Copy of a letter, Windsor, 21 August 1686, of James VII to the Privy Council, concerning the relaxation of laws against the Catholics (folios 247-248).

    - Cf. ‘Register of the Privy Council of Scotland’, 3rd series, volume xii, page 435.

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