Act for cannon in Leith

The convention of estates understanding that William Keir in Leith has two piece of ordinance called sakers whereof he has no use for the present and which will be very useful for Captain Jackson's ship in the service for which he is now employed for the public, therefore ordain the said William Keir to lend the same to the said captain for the use aforesaid, he giving bond to restore the same to the said William or the price thereof between now and the space of five months.

  1. NAS. PA8/1, f.139r. Back
  2. Defined in OED as 'an old form of cannon smaller than a demi-culverin, formerly much employed in sieges and on ships'. Back