Procedure: recommendation
Recommendation in favour of Thomas Cunningham

The estates of this kingdom recommend to the convention of burghs, which is to be at Dumbarton, to grant warrant and commission to Thomas Cunningham, merchant in Campvere, authorising him in the interim until a conservator be established to attend to the privileges of the merchants of this kingdom trading there or any other place in the Low Countries, and to assist them in enjoying the same, and to gather in such duties as are imposed upon staple wares and commodities there, and to be accountable thereof to the burghs. As also with power to him arbitrarily to decide in all causes of the merchants, skippers and factors which used to be judged by the conservator, and which they for themselves and those whom they represent shall submit to him as arbitrator, without prejudice always of his majesty's right of presentation of a conservator.

  1. NAS. PA8/1, f.58v. Back