Anent the beginning of the harvest vacance

Oure soverane lord, with avise of the estaitis of the parliament, considering the greit skaith that the leigis sustenis throw sitting of the sessioun after the first day of August, harvest being in mony partis of the cuntrie alreddy then begun, and understanding that the lordis of sessioun ar content during the haill somer sessioun to enter in the tolbuith and call materis dalie at aucht houris, quhair as thair ordiner dyett wes not quhill nyne, thairfoir statutis and ordanis that the harvest vacance sall begin the first day of August and the sessioun to sitt bot the last day of Julii inclusive.

  1. NAS, PA2/15, f.36v.