Act against keeping of markets on the Sabbath day

Our sovereign lord, with advice of the estates of this present parliament, ratifies and approves the acts made regarding the discharging of fairs and markets held on Sundays; and because the same acts in many respects are in no way observed in landward, therefore his majesty, with advice foresaid, expressly commands and charges all sheriffs, stewarts, bailies, provosts and bailies of burghs, and all others whom it shall please every particular presbytery to nominate within their own bounds to that effect, to discharge, remove and put away all fairs and markets held on Sundays as they will answer to his majesty; and in case they be found negligent, ordains letters of horning upon a simple charge of 10 days to be directed to charge them thereto at the instance of the said presbytery.

  1. NAS, PA2/15, f.9r. Back
  2. The letter 'V.' written in the margin. Back