For the better observing of the Sabbath day

Item, our sovereign lord and estates of this present parliament ratify and approve the acts made by his highness of before regarding the discharging of holding of markets on the Sabbath day with this addition: that whosoever profanes the Sabbath day by selling or presenting and offering to be sold upon the said day any goods or gear or whatsoever other merchandise, by themselves or any other in their name, and being three several times lawfully convicted thereof, either before the provost and bailies within burgh where the profanation shall happen to be committed, or before certain commissioners and justices in every presbytery to be appointed by the king's majesty, with advice of his privy council, their whole goods and gear shall be escheated to his highness's use and their persons punished at the will of his majesty, with advice of his secret council.

  1. NAS, PA2/15, f.33v.