Warrant to Robert Russell to be Master of the Dumbarton-Castle
His Grace her Majesties high Commissioner and the Lords of her Majesties privy Councill, Doe hereby Warrant Impower and appoint yow Robert Russell to be Master of her Majesties Shipp, called the Dumbartoune Castle Willing and Requyreing yow to goe aboard the said Shipp and take upon yow the Charge as master of the said Shipp. Strictly Chargeing and Commanding all the inferior officers and Seamen belonging to the said Shipp to obey yow in their respective Stationes and Imployments with all due respect as master of the said Shipp and yow Likewayes to observe and execute all orders and instructiones That yow shall receive from your Captain or any of your Supperior officers from time to time wherin yow nor non of yow may faill as yow will answer the Contrary at your perrills; And for so doeing thir presents (Being recorded in the books of privy Councill and to continue untill recalled) Shall be your Sufficient warrant. Given at Holyruidhouse the Sixteinth day of July Jajvijc and thrie years Sic Subscribitur Seafeild Cancellar IpD.
NRS, PC1/53, p.17