Act regarding the discharging of advocations for sums within £100

Our sovereign lord and estates presently convened, considering the manifold prejudices and trouble arising to diverse of his majesty's lieges in pursuing of matters of small importance by the too frequent granting of advocations from inferior judges, therefore our said sovereign lord, with advice and consent of the said estates, discharge the lords of session from giving and granting letters of advocation of any actions intended or to be intended before whatsoever inferior judicatories which may competently by the laws of the kingdom be decided by the said inferior judges before whom the said action is or shall be intended, for sums of money within £100 or for any other causes to which by the laws of the kingdom the said inferior judges are appointed judges.

  1. NAS, PA2/22, f.197r-197v.