Anent the privilegis of burrowis

Oure soverane lord, with avise of his estaitis in this present parliament, ratifies, apprevis and confirmis the act and statute maid in his hienes perliament haldin at Edinburgh upoun the fyft day of Junii the yeir of God jM vC fourscoir tuelf yeiris in favouris of the frie burrowis of this realme and thair liberties and privilegeis aganis unfrie traffickeris and anent using of craftis in all the suburbis of the saidis suburowis,2 speciallie bering that all maner of personis, inhabitantis of the saidis burrowis, exerceand ony maner of traffiquing in merchandise, or having exchange within the same, sall beir thair pairt of all stentis and taxationis, watching and warding in all dewties and suites pertening to oure soverane lord, the weill of the realme and utilitie of the burgh, as at lenth is contenit in the said act and all clauses and condicionis thairin contenit, with this additioun: that the samyn salbe extendit to all merchandis or craftismen, alsweill frie as unfrie, that hes na uther duelling place bot within burgh and hes thair commoditie within the same burgh and beris na burding of taxatioun without the same burgh.

  1. NAS, PA2/15, f.39r.
  2. Sic. It would appear that the scribe nearly wrote 'suburbis' again but corrected himself after a couple of letters.