Alteration of the market days from the Sabbath day

2Our sovereign lord and estates of this present parliament decree and declare that it shall be permissible to all towns and parishioners to landward where markets of before were kept and held upon the Sabbath day (being now prohibited by the law of God and laws of this realm so to continue) to elect and choose any other day in the week for holding of the said markets within the said towns and at landward kirks where they were accustomed to have markets of before (not being the market day of the next burgh), and there to buy and sell provisions and such other commodities as were used upon the Sabbath day without stop or impediment, always without prejudice of the right and liberties of his highness's free burghs; and that letters be directed hereupon if need be in forms as appropriate.

  1. NAS, PA2/14, f.15r.
  2. Written in margin: 'V'.