For punischement of thame that tynis the pley within burgh, cap. 25

2Item, oure soverane lord and thrie estaitis, undirstanding that divers and sindrie his liegis, namelie within burgh, ar becum sa wilfull, obstinat and malicious that they will not be content to pay and satisfie thair nychtboris and creditoris of sic debt as ar auchtand justlie to thame without calling and compulsioun of the law and extremitie thairof, thairfoir statutis and ordanis that the pairty aganis quhome decreit beis gevin in burgh sall pay to the support of the puyr xij d. of every pund efferand to that quhilk beis obtenit and recoverit befoir the juge, and alsua the expensis of the party obtener of the decreit at the modificatioun of the said juge; and gif ony pairty allegis, producis or gevis in befoir the juge within burgh ony defence or exceptioun quhilk hes bene of befoir proponit to the dilay of his party, the producear thairof sall pay the sowme and pane of xx s. to be employit to the help of the puyr, and that sa oft as failyie beis maid, and this to extend alsweill to the procuratour as principall pairty in tyme cummyng.

  1. NAS, PA2/12, f.29v.
  2. 'P' written in margin.