On the 8 of July 1676 was Mr. John Eleis readmitted because he complyed with the Lords and deponed. W. Pringle readmitted in June 1677.
On the 20 of July 1676 a new Commission of Secret Councell from his Majesty was red, wheirin six of the former Councelors ware left out and discarded, viz. the Duc of Hamilton, Earles of Dumfreis, Morton, and Kincairden, the Lord Cochrane and Sir Archibald Primrose, late Lord Register.
In the beginning of June 1676 died Mr. James Aikenhead, on of the comisars of Edinburgh; and in the end of Jully Mr. James Dalrymple was presented by the Archbischop of St. Andrewes in his place who had got the right of presenting all the comisars of Edinburgh during the vacancy of that diocesse in anno 1671, only his gift was caution’d that he sould confer them gratis, and on qualified persones.
On the 19 of August 1676 died Mr. Laurence Charteris, Advocat, and on of the Shireff deputes of Edenborough shire, in which office succeided to him by the gift of deputation from my Lord Halton immediatly Mr. Thomas Skein, brother to Halzeards, in West Lothian, and afterwards admitted ane Advocat.
On the last of October 1676 died Mr. John Bailzie, advocat.
On the 13 of November 1676 Sir Archibald Primrois, late Register, took his place in the Criminall Court as Lord Justice Generall, and gave his oath de fideli. See more of it, alibi, page 144.
See the continuations of the changes and
alterations and remarkable
emergents of and in the Session in another paper book besyde me that
opens by the lenth.
OBSERVATIONS ON PUBLIC AFFAIRS, 1669-1670
 From MS. II.
[In anno 1669 died the Q. mother of England. In anno 1670 died madame our K’s sister mons’r the Duc of Orleans his Ladie she having bein in England but a litle while before. On the 24 of October 1670 was the church of the Blackfriars in Glasgow touched with lightning of thunder about seven a cloak of the morning, and having brok throu the roof it catcht hold upon its jests and had undoubtedly brunt the church to ashes had it not bein extiuguished in tyme. They say it brook also on their great church at the head of the toun.
What follows in thir 9 leives is copied and enlarged alibi.
In anno 1667 the French make ane invasion upon the Spanish Netherlands, and after he had ransact the country and made himselfe master of divers tounes] as Doway, Lisle, Tournay, etc., a peace was at last concluded in May 1668, wheirof the articles ware, 1’o to be perpetuall. 2’do so soon as the peace is published all hostility most cease. 3’do the French to keip the couquiest of the late campaigne. 4’to that he hold them with their dependances in soverainetie and the Spaniard to yeald them to him for ever. 5’to that the French King restore la France conte. 6’to the Spaniard most restore all places tane by him in the war. 7’o that all princes authorize the treatie and that nothing be retracted of the traitty of the Pyrenees save what is disposed on by this: To be mutually interchanged, ratified, and sworne by oath.