Legislation
Act for releiffe of 5,000 merks to the comissioners of Air etc.

Forsameikle as the commissioneres of the burrowes of Glasgow, Ayre and Irveing have at the desyre of the estaits advanced the sowme of fyve thowsand merkis for outreiking tuo shippes in the west against the Irisch and Dunkirk friggottis and beareing of the cost betuixt this kingdome and Ireland, and the estait finding it necesser that they be tymeouslie releived thairoff, doe thairfoir declair that they shall have allowance and assigne to them so much of that pairt of the loane that is to be payit be the saids burghes as will sufficiently releive them thairoff; and for that effect, ordaines the magistrats of the foirsaids borrowes to mak payment of the foirsaid sowme to the saids commissioneres for thair releiff of principal and annualrents out of the first pairt of the loane dew by the saids burghes.

  1. NAS. PA8/1, f.61r.