Act for excise

The convention of estates considering how necessary it is at this time that some supply of money be in readiness for supplying of the army, think that the most just and equal way of raising the same is by way of excise, and for that effect give commission to [John Maitland, earl of] Lauderdale, [John Hay, lord] Yester, [John Elphinstone, lord] Balmerino, [Alexander Brodie of] Brodie, [Sir Patrick Hepburn of] Waughton, [Thomas Crombie of] Kemnay, the commissioners [Robert Fleming and Thomas Paterson for] Edinburgh, [Alexander Inglis of Craigmakerran for] Perth, [Patrick Leslie of Iden for] Aberdeen, or any six of them, there being two of every estate, to meet and set down the best way of raising and proportioning the same, and to report.

  1. NAS. PA8/1, f.111r.