That the covenanters' doubts about Almond's reliability were justified was confirmed in October by ‘the Incident’, a plot whereby a group of royalist officers planned a coup d'état. Proposals to arrest the earl of Argyll and the marquess of Hamilton were alleged to have been made in Almond's house, and he was said to have been assigned a leading part in seizing the two nobles. However, the matter was not investigated too closely, as both king and covenanters were determined not to let the affair prevent them reaching an agreement. As part of the settlement Almond was created earl of Callendar on 6 October 1641.
I believe this article needed (and still needs) its "references improved", not because of there are not enough, but because they are not very good. Also three of the four references come form the same website. Its a matter of quality, not quantity. Regards, Jonathan Oldenbuck (talk) 09:53, 17 July 2008 (UTC)