State papers collected by Sir James Balfour of Denmilne, volume 9: letters and papers, 1594-1624 (chiefly 1619-1620), undated. Edit

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Adv.MS.33.1.1 [ix]
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  • 1594-1624, undated. (Creation)

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  • 88 Items (Whole)

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  • Scope and Contents

    The volume is entitled ‘Staite bussines for the yeirs 1619 and 1620. Reg. Jacobo 6’, and is marked ‘A.2.46’ and ’Denmilme 12’.

    Much of the correspondence is addressed to James VI, but there are also letters, ?1621-16923, from the Earl of Melrose to John Murray.

    The contents are as follows.

    (i) Letter of the Privy Council of Scotland to James VI in favour of the feuars and vassals of the Earldom of Argyll. Dated Edinburgh, 2 February 1619. Printed in ‘Melros papers’ (Abbotsford Club, 1837), volume i, page 321.

    (ii) Letter of the Privy Council of Scotland to James VI, praying for his intercession with the King of Denmark in favour of Thomas Lotheane, a merchant of Edinburgh, who owing to an infringement of the duty laws at Elsinore, had had a large cargo of merchandise confiscated by the Danish authorities and has as yet been unable to procure any relief, although he protested that the alleged fault was wholly unintentional. Dated Edinburgh, 23 February 1619. Printed in ‘Melros papers’ (Abbotsford Club, 1837), volume i, page 322.

    (iii) Letter of the Earls of Mar and Melrose to James VI concerning a feud between the Laird of Meldrum and James King, sometime of Barrogh, recommending a pardon to be granted to James King for the slaughter of Alexander Seton, younger of Meldrum. Dated Edinburgh 30 March 1619. Printed in ‘Melros papers’ (Abbotsford Club, 1837), volume i, page 326.

    (iv) Letter of the Privy Council of Scotland to James VI recommending a great reduction in the expenses attending the keeping up of H.M. Ship Charles, sent on H.M. Service to the Firth of Forth; and proposing that this vessel should be laid up in ordinary at St Margaret’s Hope. See also (xiiiA). Dated Holyroodhouse, 17 June 1619. Printed in ‘Melros papers’ (Abbotsford Club, 1837), volume i, page 329.

    (v) Letter of the Privy Council of Scotland to James VI concerning a charge brought against Sir James Skene of Curriehill, for not taking the sacrament with the rest of the King’s Council and Session in the Kirk of Edinburgh at Easter; and for receiving the Communion at another church and in a different form from that prescribed by the last General Assembly held at Perth. The Council having been directed to enquire into the matter report in favour of Sir James, who denied altogether the second part of the charge. Dated Holyroodhouse, 24 June 1619. Printed in ‘Melros papers’ (Abbotsford Club, 1837), volume i, page 330.

    (vi) Letter of the Lord Chancellor of Scotland and the Earl of Melrose to James VI as to the appointment of new sheriffs in Scotland at the approaching term of Lammas. Dated Holyroodhouse, 24 June 1619. Printed in ‘Melros papers’ (Abbotsford Club, 1837), volume i, page 332.

    (vii) Holograph letter of the Earl of Melrose to James VI concerning: the treaties by virtue of which the Dutch claimed the privilege of fishing on the Scottish coasts; and, the best way of filling the vacancy among the Senators of the College of Justice caused by the death of Alexander Drummond of Midhope. Dated Edinburgh, 16 July [?1619]. Printed in ‘Melros papers’ (Abbotsford Club, 1837), volume i, page 334.

    (viii) Letter of the Lord Chancellor of Scotland and the Earl of Melrose to James VI concerning the Laird of Drum and Sir William Irving. Dated Holyroodhouse, 8 July 1619. Printed in ‘Melros papers’ (Abbotsford Club, 1837), volume i, page 333.

    (ix) Holograph letter of the Earl of Melrose to John Murray of Lochmaben (at Court), concerning: the death of the Earl of Dunfermline, Lord Chancellor of Scotland, and the appointment of his successor; some private affairs of Murray; the claim of the Earl of Mar as heir to the Earl of Douglas; and a lawsuit between Mar and Lord Elphinstone. Dated Edinburgh, 19 June [?1622]. Printed in ‘Melros papers’ (Abbotsford Club, 1837), volume ii, page 461.

    (x) Holograph letter of the Earl of Melrose to John Murray of Lochmaben, enclosing the letter at (ix) and authorising Murray to show it to James VI. Dated Edinburgh, 16th [i.e. 19th] June [?1622]. Printed in ‘Melros papers’ (Abbotsford Club, 1837), volume ii, page 459.

    (xi) Letter of the Lord Chancellor of Scotland and the Earl of Melrose to James VI, requesting, for reasons given, that the name of Sir William Seaton should be deleted from the Roll of Justices of the Peace for Haddingtonshire, lately sent up that the King might choose from them a sheriff for that county. Dated Holyroodhouse, 20 July 1619. Printed in ‘Melros papers’ (Abbotsford Club, 1837), volume i, page 336.

    (xii) Letter of James VI to Sir George Hay, Clerk Register, thanking him for his care and diligence in the affairs of the King’s servant John Livingstone. Dated Royston, 15 November 1619.

    (xiii) Letter of the Privy Council of Scotland to James VI, concerning the manufacturing of glass in Scotland carried on by the Clerk Register, and its exportation to England, which was at that time prohibited. Dated Holyroodhouse, 22 July 1619. Printed in ‘Melros papers’ (Abbotsford Club, 1837), volume i, page 337.

    (xiiiA) “Nott of the Expensses of Fyve men to attend the King’s schip”. The note, undated, seems to be connected with (iv).

    (xiv) Holograph letter, undated, of Patrick Gordon to James VI, from some foreign town, representing the bad conduct of the Scottish traders and merchants there. Printed in ‘Analecta Scotica’ edited by James Maidment (2nd series), page 385.

    (xv) Letter of the Privy Council of Scotland to James VI concerning checking certain disorders in the Middle March of the Kingdoms. Dated Holyroodhouse, 25 August 1619. Printed in ‘Melros papers’ (Abbotsford Club, 1837), volume i, page 339.

    (xvi) Note of proceedings of the Privy Council of Scotland, concerning: the navigation and fraughting of foreign ships; the limitation of portage to freemen; the refining of sugar; the reset of Romanies; a patent granted to Gilbert Dick for the book of common prayer; and, the interference of the Danes with Scottish merchants, even in the case of goods purchased for the King of Great Britain. Dated Holyroodhouse, 25 August 1619. Printed in ‘Letters and state papers of James VI’ (Abbotsford Club, 1838), page 319.

    (xvii) Petition, undated, of Robert Keith and his friends to James VI, praying that the King would not hastily grant a pardon to Robert Graham who had murdered (as was alleged) one of Keith’s brothers. (xviii) Letter, [?1624], of James VI, ordering the exaction of a fine imposed upon William Rig. This letter has neither superscription, date, nor address, but seems to have been intended for the Treasurer of Scotland.

    (xix) Letter of the Privy Council of Scotland to James VI concerning an alteration of the gold coinage lately made in England and a proclamation concerning this alteration; being to the prejudice of Scotland, and done without the forms required by the Treaty of Union 1605; and requesting a copy of the proclamation. Dated Edinburgh, 6 October 1619. Printed in ‘Melros papers’ (Abbotsford Club, 1837), volume i, page 340.

    (xx) Letter of the Lord Chancellor of Scotland and Earl of Melrose to James VI forwarding for his signature two letters in favour of Margaret Hartsyde. Dated Edinburgh, 27 October 1619. Printed in ‘Melros papers’ (Abbotsford Club, 1837), volume i, page 344.

    (xxi) Letter of Sir James Campbell of Lawers to James VI concerning the resignation by Lord Loudoun of his estates to Lawers’ son. Dated Fordew, 16 October 1619.

    (xxii) Holograph letter of Lord Loudoun to James VI intimating that he had made the choice of the son of Sir James Campbell of Lawers to be his successor and asking the King to receive his resignation accordingly in his favour. Dated Loudoun, 8 October 1619. Printed in ‘Analecta Scotica’ edited by James Maidment (2nd series), page 397.

    (xxiii) Letter of the Privy Council of Scotland to James VI in favour of the Clerk Register and another, undertakers of a glass manufactory in Scotland; they being prevented from exporting their glass to England. See also (xiii). Dated Edinburgh, 19 October 1619. Printed in ‘Melros papers’ (Abbotsford Club, 1837), volume i, page 342.

    (xxiv) ‘Copy of his Ma[teis] L[tt]re to the Counsel concerning the French people’. This letter authorises a collection in the Scottish Church for the relief of the French Protestants who had fled to England. Printed in ‘Letters and state papers of James VI’ (Abbotsford Club, 1838), page 323.

    (xxv) Copy of a commission (in French) by the States General of the United Provinces to Vabranen (or Valeran) Sire de Brederode etc., and to Jacques Valeke, for ratifying, confirming and renewing the ancient treaties between Scotland and the United Provinces. Dated The Hague, 26 July 1594.

    (xxvi) Copy of the ratification (in French) by the above named plenipotentiaries in terms of their commission. Dated Lislebourgh, 13 September 1594.

    (xxvii) Letter of the Privy Council of Scotland to James VI in reference to a transaction between Alexander Douglas and Richard Hall, concerning the office of one of the King’s Serjeants at Arms. Dated Edinburgh, 27 October 1619. Printed in ‘Melros papers’ (Abbotsford Club, 1837), volume i, page 345.

    (xxviii) Holograph letter of John Murray (of Lochmaben?) to the Earl of Mar seeking his interest in some matters concerning Murray’s ‘poore cousen Boniton Scote’. Dated Hampton Court, 17 March 1619.

    (xxix) Holograph letter of the Earl of Melrose to Mr Murray concerning some sheep farms in Lammermuir belonging, and that had belonged, to the Laird of Bass and his mother. Dated Edinburgh, 19 June [?1621]. Printed in ‘Melros papers’ (Abbotsford Club, 1837), volume ii, page 404.

    (xxx) Holograph letter of Lord Melrose to Mr Murray, concerning the health of the Lord Chancellor. Dated Edinburgh, 10 June [?1622]. Printed in ‘Melros papers’ (Abbotsford Club, 1837), volume ii, page 454.

    (xxxi) Holograph letter of the Earl of Dunfermline to Mr Murray, thanking him for his kindness to the Earls nephew, the Earl of Eglinton. Dated Edinburgh, 9 November 1614.

    (xxxii) Holograph letter of the Earl of Melrose to Mr Murray, requesting him to convey to James VI the Earl’s thanks for the granting of his suit in favour of Thomas Henderson. Dated Edinburgh, 28 May [?1622]. Printed in ‘Melros papers’ (Abbotsford Club, 1837), volume ii, page 453.

    (xxxiii) Holograph letter of the Earl of Dunfermline to Mr Murray concerning the private affairs of the Earl. The letter mentions the death of the Bishop of Galloway and the warding of Robert Bruce. Dated Edinburgh, 19 February 1619. Printed in ‘Letters and state papers of James VI’ (Abbotsford Club, 1838), page 318.

    (xxxiv) Letter of the Privy Council of Scotland to James VI concerning the proposed restraint on freighting foreign ships, to which the Council was decidedly adverse. Dated Edinburgh, 4 November 1619. Printed in ‘Melros papers’ (Abbotsford Club, 1837), volume ii, page 346.

    (xxxv) Letter of the Privy Council of Scotland to James VI concerning a dispute between the Baillies of Edinburgh and William Todrig, as to a patent for surveying and trying the sufficiency of the red herring made in, and transported forth of, Scotland. Dated Edinburgh, 16 December 1619. Printed in ‘Melros papers’ (Abbotsford Club, 1837), volume i, page 350.

    (xxxvi) Letter of the Privy Council of Scotland to James VI concerning the official costume of the Magistracy of Edinburgh. Dated Edinburgh, 14 December 1619. Printed in ‘Melros papers’ (Abbotsford Club, 1837), volume i, page 348.

    (xxxvii) Letter of the Privy Council of Scotland to James VI concerning the feud between Scott of Harden and Scott of Boniton. Dated Holyroodhouse, 24 February 1620. Printed in ‘Melros papers’ (Abbotsford Club, 1837), volume i, page 356.

    (xxxviii) Letter of the Privy Council of Scotland to James VI concerning the best way of improving the tanning of leather in Scotland, which had fallen off of late years. Dated Edinburgh, 1 February 1620. Printed in ‘Melros papers’ (Abbotsford Club, 1837), volume i, page 352.

    (xxxix) Letter of the Privy Council of Scotland to James VI concerning the settlement of a feud arising out of an alleged murder by the Maxwells of Garrary. Dated Holyroodhouse, 24 February 1620. Printed in ‘Melros papers’ (Abbotsford Club, 1837), volume i, page 357.

    (xl) Letter of the Privy Council of Scotland to James VI, concerning a murder alleged to have been committed by the Maxwells of Garrary. Dated Edinburgh, 3 February 1620. Printed in ‘Melros papers’ (Abbotsford Club, 1837), volume i, page 353.

    (xli) Deposition, [1620], of James Guthrie in the dispute between Innes of Balvenie and Innes of Coittis. Printed in ‘Letters and state papers of James VI’ (Abbotsford Club, 1838), page 380.

    (xlii) Holograph letter of the Earl of Melrose to James VI asking pardon for his ‘errour in the narrative of the letter to the Parliament’; and, also concerning a ‘contribution’ sought by the King from the Scottish estates. Dated Edinburgh, 28 April [?1621]. Printed in ‘Melros papers’ (Abbotsford Club, 1837), volume ii, page 397.

    (xliii) Note, 19 April 1620, of proceedings of the Privy Council of Scotland in the following matters: the warding of William Rig, James Cathkine and others; the disobedient lymmars of the Middle March; the repairing of the bridge of Dumfries; the feud between the Lairds of Monivaird and Cuthmalundie; the admission of the Prince of Wales to his full rights as Prince of Scotland; and, a rebuke to the Earl of Errol for sending Patrick Con with the Earl’s son to France.

    (xliv) Letter of the Privy Council of Scotland to James VI concerning the great scarcity of native coin in Scotland, and a proposal to make certain foreign coins current. Dated Holyroodhouse, 29 June 1620. Printed in ‘Melros papers’ (Abbotsford Club, 1837), volume i, page 361.

    (xlv) Holograph letter of Sir Gideon Murray, Treasurer of Scotland, to James VI, concerning the scarcity of native coin in Scotland. Sir Gideon ascribes the scarcity of bullion to a proclamation dated little more than a year back, prohibiting foreign coin from being current in Scotland. Dated Edinburgh, 30 June 1620. Printed in ‘Letters and state papers of James VI’ (Abbotsford Club, 1838), page 328.

    (xlvi) Note of proceedings, 8 June 1620, of the Privy Council of Scotland in the following matters: a proclamation enjoining obedience to the acts of the Assembly of Perth and the penalties for infringing these acts; and the admission of the Prince of Scotland to the Principality. The proceedings concerning the proclamation are printed in ‘Original letters relating to the Ecclesiastical affairs of Scotland’ (Bannatyne Club, 1851), volume ii, page 626.

    (xlvii) Letter of the Privy Council of Scotland to James VI concerning a proclamation for restraining the Scots from going to England unless they have business there. Dated Edinburgh, 8 June 1620. Printed in ‘Melros papers’ (Abbotsford Club, 1837), volume i, page 358.

    (xlviii) Letter of the Privy Council of Scotland to James VI, exculpating themselves from an alleged charge of having questioned his authority to order into confinement ‘certain disobedient persons of Edinburgh’. Dated Holyroodhouse, 15 June 1620. Printed in ‘Melros papers’ (Abbotsford Club, 1837), volume i, page 360.

    (xlix) Holograph letter of the Earl of Melrose to James VI reporting a conference between the Earl and the principal gentlemen of the name of Home concerning the marriage of the Earl of Home, and other affairs of that family. Dated Edinburgh, 14 June [?1621]. Printed in ‘Melros papers’ (Abbotsford Club, 1837), volume ii, page 403.

    (l) This number has not been used.

    (li) Letter of the Privy Council of Scotland to James VI, concerning an offer by the Lord Gordon of a rent of 40,000 merks for the rents and casualties of Orkney and Shetland, on the expiry of Lord Ochiltree’s tack of which two years were yet to run; and also, the expediency of the King setting these rents and casualties in feu, which the Council recommends not to be done hastily. Dated Holyroodhouse, 20 July 1620. Printed in ‘Melros papers’ (Abbotsford Club, 1837), volume ii, page 365.

    (lii) Letter of the Lord Chancellor of Scotland and the Earl of Melros to James VI, narrating the failure of an attempt on their part, by the Kings direction, to procure a submission to arbiters of certain matters in debate between the Earl of Abercorn and Sir George Hamilton. Dated Holyroodhouse, 13 July 1620. Printed in ‘Melros papers’ (Abbotsford Club, 1837), volume i, page 363.

    (liii) Docquet of approval by the Lord Chancellor of Scotland and others, specially appointed to audit the accounts of the late Queen’s Chamberlain for Scotland, Sir Henry Wardlaw, for crop and year 1618. Dated Edinburgh, 18 July 1620. Printed in ‘Melros papers’ (Abbotsford Club, 1837), volume i, page 364.

    (liv) Letter of the Privy Council of Scotland to James VI, forwarding a revised signature proposed to be granted to the Burgh of Edinburgh ‘anent a new work begun thair for making of cloathis & stuffis of dyvers Kyndis’, as to the success of which great expectations were entertained. Dated Edinburgh, 2 August 1620. See also (lxiv). Printed in ‘Melros papers’ (Abbotsford Club, 1837), volume ii, page 366.

    (lv) This number has not been used.

    (lvi) Letter of the Privy Council of Scotland to James VI reporting an act of piracy and murder committed on a Scottish ship and her crew (freighted by some merchant of London to bring a cargo from the Canaries), when in the harbour of Realing on the west of Ireland, into which she had been driven by stress of weather on her voyage home. The pirates were certain Irishmen, Burkes and others, and the Council request that the King would direct the Deputy of Ireland to bring them to justice. Dated Edinburgh, 23 August 1620. Printed in ‘Melros papers’ (Abbotsford Club, 1837), volume ii, page 368.

    (lvii) Letter of the Privy Council of Scotland to James VI concerning the disputes between the Earl of Home and his mother on the one part, and John Stewart, son to the late Earl Bothwell on the other. Dated Edinburgh, 23 August 1620. Printed in ‘Melros papers’ (Abbotsford Club, 1837), volume ii, page 370.

    (lviii) Letter of the Privy Council of Scotland to James VI, concerning the admission of foreign coin, and the relative value of various foreign pieces compared with the Scottish coinage. Dated Edinburgh, 23 August 1620. Printed in ‘Melros papers’ (Abbotsford Club, 1837), volume ii, page 372.

    (lix) Letter of the Privy Council of Scotland to James VI, stating that they had appointed a meeting of the whole Council and nobility on the 22nd of November to consider of a contribution for the defence of the Palatinate being the dowry of the King’s daughter. Dated Edinburgh, 25 October 1620. Printed in ‘Melros papers’ (Abbotsford Club, 1837), volume ii, page 373.

    (lx) Letter of the Privy Council of Scotland to James VI concerning some alleged complaints made by Patrick Pitcairn of Pitlum against the Lord Scone. Dated Edinburgh, 30 November 1620. Printed in ‘Melros papers’ (Abbotsford Club, 1837), volume ii, page 383.

    (lxi) Holograph letter of the Earl of Nithsdale to James VI concerning his precedency in the Convention. Dated Edinburgh, 24 November 1620.

    (lxii) Holograph letter of the Earl of Melros to James VI, reporting the proceedings of the convention as to the proposed contribution for the support of the Palatinate. The general opinion seems to have been that a tax imposed by Parliament was preferable to a voluntary contribution. Dated Edinburgh, 27 November [?1620]. Printed in ‘Melros papers’ (Abbotsford Club, 1837), volume ii, page 376.

    (lxiii) Holograph letter, 23 November 1620, of the Earl of Melrose to James VI, reporting the meeting of the Convention and the disputes about precedency which occurred the first day between the Earl of Nithsdale and others, the claim of the Earl of Angus to vote before the Marquis of Huntly, and the viscounts patents in preparation. The letter is dated on the back. Printed in ‘Melros papers’ (Abbotsford Club, 1837), volume ii, page 374.

    (lxiv) Letter of the Privy Council of Scotland to James VI, recalling his attention to the signature for the cloth work in Edinburgh, sent up by the Council in August. Dated Edinburgh, 14 December 1620. See also (liv). Printed in ‘Melros papers’ (Abbotsford Club, 1837), volume ii, page 386.

    (lxv) Letter of the Privy Council of Scotland to James VI, complaining that a genealogy certified under the great seal of Scotland of Peter Elphinston, a French gentleman, in 1610, had been called into question in a French court, and requesting the King to cause his ambassador in Paris to interfere so as to prevent a writ under the King’s great seal being impugned in an French court. See also (lxvii). Dated Edinburgh, 14 December 1620. Printed in ‘Melros papers’ (Abbotsford Club, 1837), volume ii, page 384.

    (lxvi) Holograph letter of the Earl of Melrose to James VI concerning the various disputes about precedency in the convention; and also, the proposed contribution for the Palatinate, the arrangements for which seem to have made no progress. Dated Edinburgh, 22 December [?1620]. See also (lxviii). Printed in ‘Melros papers’ (Abbotsford Club, 1837), volume ii, page 388.

    (lxvii) Holograph letter of Lord Elphinstone to James VI concerning the certificate of the genealogy of his kinsman Peter Elphinston, which was impugned in a French court. Dated Edinburgh, 15 December 1620. See also (lxv).

    (lxviii) Letter of the Privy Scotland of Scotland to James VI, concerning the contribution desired for the Palatinate. Dated Edinburgh, 21 December 1620. See also (lxvi). Printed in ‘Melros papers’ (Abbotsford Club, 1837), volume ii, page 387.

    (lxix) Holograph letter of the Earl of Mar to John Murray of the Bedchamber on private matters. The letter mentions the business of Scott of Boniton. Dated Edinburgh, 14 January 1620.

    (lxx) Holograph letter of the Earl of Lauderdale to John Murray, concerning the proceedings of the Privy Council of Scotland in the feud between Scott of Boniton and Scott of Harden. Dated Edinburgh, 13 January 1620.

    (lxxi) Letter, [?1620], of the Earl of Tullibardine to James VI, concerning his extreme necessity; asking for money, to be made an English baron, or leave to sell his style of Tullibardine to an Englishman. See also (lxxvii). Printed in ‘Letters and state papers of James VI’ (Abbotsford Club, 1838), page 322.

    (lxxii) Letter of Lord Scotstarvit to John Murray, entreating to be restored to a seat in Council. Dated Edinburgh, 22 February 1620.

    (lxxiii) Letter of the Earl of Eglinton to John Murray. Dated Edinburgh, 6 April 1620.

    (lxxiv) Letter of the Earl of Mar to John Murray. Dated Edinburgh, 2 April 1620.

    (lxxv) Letter, 22 November, [?1620], of the Bishop of Orkney to the Chancellor of Scotland concerning affairs of Orkney. Printed in ‘Original letters relating to the Ecclesiastical affairs of Scotland’ (Bannatyne Club, 1851), volume ii, page 637.

    (lxxvi) Letter of Lord Balvaird to John Murray concerning his own affairs, and hope of Stormont’s succession. Dated Balvaird, 22 May [?1920].

    (lxxvii) Letter, [?1620], of the Earl of Tullibardine, in great distress. See also (lxxi). Printed in ‘Letters and state papers of James VI’ (Abbotsford Club, 1838), page 321.

    (lxxviii) Letter, 14 January 1620, of the Earl of Dunfermline to John Murray, concerning the affairs of Boniton.

    (lxxix) Letter of the Earl of Melrose to Viscount Annand (i.e. John Murray). Dated Edinburgh, 2 October [?1623]. Printed in ‘Melros papers’ (Abbotsford Club, 1837), volume ii, page 547.

    (lxxx) Letter of the Earl of Melrose to John Murray. Dated Edinburgh, 2 October [?1621]. Printed in ‘Melros papers’ (Abbotsford Club, 1837), volume ii, page 431.

    (lxxxi) Letter of the Earl of Melrose to Viscount Annand. Dated Edinburgh, 12 August [?1623]. Printed in ‘Melros papers’ (Abbotsford Club, 1837), volume ii, page 538.

    (lxxxii) Letter of the Earl of Melrose to Viscount Annand. Dated Edinburgh, 11 December [?1622]. Printed in ‘Melros papers’ (Abbotsford Club, 1837), volume ii, page 483.

    (lxxxiii) Letter of the Earl of Melrose to Viscount Annand. Dated Edinburgh, 30 January [?1623]. Printed in ‘Melros papers’ (Abbotsford Club, 1837), volume ii, page 495.

    (lxxxiv) Letter of the Earl of Melrose to Viscount Annand. Dated Edinburgh, 25 January [?1623]. Printed in ‘Melros papers’ (Abbotsford Club, 1837), volume ii, page 494.

    (lxxxv) Letter of the Earl of Melrose to Viscount Annand. Dated Edinburgh, 21 January [?1623]. Printed in ‘Melros papers’ (Abbotsford Club, 1837), volume ii, page 487.

    (lxxxvi) Letter of the Earl of Melrose to Viscount Annand. Dated Edinburgh, 6 February [?1623]. Printed in ‘Melros papers’ (Abbotsford Club, 1837), volume ii, page 496.

    (lxxxvii) Letter of the Earl of Melrose to Viscount Annand. Dated Edinburgh, 12 March [?1623]. Printed in ‘Melros papers’ (Abbotsford Club, 1837), volume ii, page 508.

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