Englishe claithe and uthairis Englishe merchandice maid of woll is forbiddin

Oure soverane lord and estatis of this present parliament ratifeis, apprivis and confirmis the act maid at Dundie, the threttene day of Maii the yeir of God jM vC nyntie sewin yeiris anent the hamebringing of Inglis clayth, off the quhilk the tennour followis: The quhilk day the kingis majestie, his nobilitie, counsale and estaitis presentlie covenit, foirseing the great hurt and inconvenient quhilk the commounweill of this realme dalie sustenis throuch the unproffitable traid usit be merchandis in the hambringing of Inglis clayth and uthairis Ingillis wairis and merchandeice maid of woll, the same clayth haveand onlie for the maist pert ane outwart shaw, wantand that substance and strenthe quhilk oftymis it apperis to haif, and being ane of the cheif causes of the transporting of all gold and silver furthe of this realme and consequentlie of the great skarsitie and present derthe of the cunyie now currand within the samin, seing that kynd of exchange can nocht weill be interteneit be ony lauchfull tred or utheris wairis or merchandeice to be transportit furthe of this realme, quhilk be the lawis of the samin ar nocht alreddie prohibit and forbiddin. And thairfoir his majestie, with advyis of his said nobilitie, counsale and estaitis foirsaidis, has thocht meit and convenient to restrane the hambringig within this realme of all Ingillis clayth or uther Ingillis wairis or merchandeice maid of woll intymcumming, and ordanis his hienes liegis of quhat estait, qualitie or degrie that evir they be of that nane of thame tak upon hand to by or bring hame within this realme to be sauld ony kynd of Englishe clayth or utheris wairis or merchandeice maid of woll at ony tyme heireftir, under the pane of confiscatioun of the same clayth and merchandeice and all uthairis the moveable gudis of the hambringaris to his majesteis use. The quhilk act oure said soverane lord and estaitis foirsaidis ordanis to stand as ane law in all tym cumming.

  1. NAS, PA2/15, f.68r. Back