Rule of the borders

Item, it is concluded, statute and ordained for the staunching of theft, robbery and other inconvenients on the borders that letters be directed to command and charge all the headmen and clans of the Merse, Teviotdale, Liddesdale, Ewesdale, Eskdale and Annandale, that they, and every one of them, deliver pledges in Edinburgh to the lords of council for good rule as shall be devised and thought expedient; and whoever fails therein, that provision is to be made thereof so that the lieges of our sovereign lord may live in peace and in rest in time to come.

  1. NAS, PA2/8, I, f.8r.