2Act for the better executioun of decreittis and actis in burrowis

Item, becaus thair is na executioun on burrow actis bot onlie warding and poynding, quhilk is not onlie a greit truble to the magistratis bot hurt and defraud to the pairtie, in respect sindrie absentis thair geir, uther respectis not warding, and that the suting of lettrez conforme is baith sumpteous to the persewar and hindersum, the decreittis being gevin oftymes for small sowmes, thairfoir oure said soverane lord, with consent of the estaitis, decernis that the lordis of counsaill and sessioun sall direct lettres of horning on all decreittis and actis gevin be provest and ballies of burrowis inter concives, and all utheris subject unto thair jurisdictioun upoun the sicht thairof and executioun of the officiar chairgeing the pairtie, to mak payment within xv dayes, lyk as is grantit upoun commissaris preceptis, and that the saidis lettrez of horning proceid upoun ane sempill charge of ten dayes allanerlie.

  1. NAS, PA2/15, f.18r.
  2. The letter 'V.' written in the margin.