Act discharging the lords of session to exact 12 pennies for the pound and all other exactions

Our sovereign lord, with advice and consent of the estates of parliament, considering that the senators of the college of justice are sufficiently provided by his majesty and estates for serving their places without further burden to the lieges, therefore his majesty and estates foresaid discharge in all time coming all sentence silver, 12 pennies of the pound and other exactions imposed upon sentences or decreets to be pronounced by the said judges, and discharge all acts, statutes and ordinances made for payment thereof. With power always to the said judges to modify charges to the parties in whose favour the said decreets and sentences is pronounced, as in equity and conscience they shall find reasonable, and as the malicious and wilful players, pursuers or defenders, shall deserve.

  1. NAS, PA2/22, f.188r.