The ratification of the previlegis of burrowis, with additioun

Oure soverane lord, with avise of his thrie estaitis of this parliament, hes ratefeit and apprevit and, be the tennour heirof, ratefeis and appreves of new all actis and consitutionis of parliament maid be quhatsumever our soverane lordis thair dicessouris of befoir, in favouris of the burrowis and burgessis of all this realme, inhabitantis of the samyn, with all prevelegis, fredomes, immuniteis and liberteis grantit and gevin to thame, and everie ane of thame; and decernis and declaris the samin to haif full strenth, force and effect in all tymes heirefter, sua that the samyn may be put to full and dew executioun in all pointis and to stand as ane perpetuall law to thame and thair successouris, with this additioun: gevand thame fredome and prevelege to convene four tymes in the yeir for sic materis as concernis thair estait, and that in quhat burgh it salbe thocht expedient to the maist part of the saidis burrowis, provyding alwayis, for eschewing of tumultis, that thair be present at the saidis conventionis for everie burgh in nowmer ane, except the toun of Edinburgh, to haif ane ma nor the utheris burrowis.

  1. NAS, PA2/12, f.5r. Back
  2. 'P' written in margin. Back