Concerning the relevancy of libels in causes criminal

Item, it is statue and ordained, seeing that diverse exceptions and objections rise upon criminal libels and parties frustrated of justice, that in time coming all criminal libels shall contain that the persons complained [on are] art and part of the crime libelled, which shall be relevant to accuse them thereof so that no exception or objection takes away that part of the libel in time coming.

  1. NAS, PA2/14, f.35v. Back
  2. Written in margin: 'V'. Alongside this act, in a small hand, is written 'by alleged irrelevancy thereof'. Back
  3. APS interpolation. Back