That no man trouble or molest the provost, bailies, aldermen, officers and other indwellers in the burgh

2Item, it is statute and ordained that no man, earl, lord, baron or other man of whatever degree, about and adjacent neighbours to burghs, molest, trouble or disturb aggressively the provost, aldermen, bailies and officers of burghs and merchants thereof in using of their franchise, liberties and privileges granted to them by our sovereign lord and his predecessors, kings of Scotland, and in contradiction to the acts and statutes made thereupon, under the pain to be called and accused as common oppressors of our sovereign lord's lieges at general justice ayres or private diets and justice courts, as shall be thought expedient by the king's grace, and that the justice clerk take inquisition and dittay hereof as is appropriate.

  1. NAS, PA2/8, II, f.23r; NAS, PA2/8, III, f.17v-18r.
  2. Marginalia: 'Pronounced' in PA2/8, II version.