77. Additional Articles of the Engagement.
[December 26, 1647. The Lauderdale Papers, Camden Society, i. 2. See
Great Civil War, iv. 41.]
His Majesty, out of the natural affection he bears to his ancient and
native kingdom, and to demonstrate how sensible he is of their affection
expressed to him in the time of his extremity, and how heartily desirous he is
to put marks of his grace and favour upon his subjects of that nation which may
remain to all posterity, doth declare that he is resolved: —
That Scottish men equally with English be employed by His Majesty and
his successors, in foreign negotiations and treaties in all time coming;
That a considerable and competent number of Scotsmen be
upon His Majesty's Council, and his successors' in England, and so reciprocally
the same number of Englishmen upon His Majesty's Council in Scotland. That
Scottish men according to the number and proportion [of a third part in number
and quality be employed] in places of trust and offices about His
Majesty's person, the Queen's Majesty, the Prince and the rest of the royal
issue, and their families in all time coming.
That His Majesty and the Prince, or at least one of them, shall reside
in Scotland frequently as their occasions can permit — whereby their
subjects of that kingdom may be known unto them.
 This originally stood; ' That Scottish men at least to
the number of the third part.'
 The words in brackets are inserted in the margin in
Charles's hand, instead of ' aforesaid,' &c.
 This additional Agreement was sealed with Charles's
signet. It was originally dated Carisbrook, 26 Dec. 1647, but the date is
scratched out. Lauderdale told Burnet of its existence. Hyde wrote on the back
of his copy of the Engagement (Clar. MSS. 2685), that these terms occur in a
copy in the possession of Lord Culpepper which he saw, but of which he was not
allowed to take a copy. He also states that they did not occur in the copy in
the hands of Prince Rupert.
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