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Armigero, Capitali Commissionario nostræ Curiæ Juratæ in Causis Civilibus, vel Capitali Commissionario nostræ Curiæ Juratæ in Causis Civilibus pro tempore existenti; et fidelibus et dilectis, Georgio Fergusson, Armigero, Domino de Hermand, Adamo Gillies, Armigero, Domino de Gillies, Davidi Monypenny, Armigero, Domino de Pitmilly, Archibaldo Campbell, Armigero, Domino de Succoth, et Alexandro Maconochie, Armigero, Domino de Meadowbank, Commissionariis nostris Justiciariæ, vel Commissionariis nostris Justiciariæ pro tempore existentibus, Salutem : Sciatis, quod Nos, virtute et secundum formam statuti, facti anno regni regalis predecessoris nostræ Dominæ Annænuper reginæ Magnæ Britanniæ, &c. septimo, Intitulati, “ An Act for improving the Union of the two Kingdoms,” assignavimus vos, et aliquos duos vel plures vestrum, (quorum aliquem vestrum præfatorum Davidis Boyle, vel Justiciarii Clerici nostri

pro tempore existentis, Georgii Fergusson, Adami Gillies, Davidis Monypenny, Archibaldi Campbell, et Alexandri Maconochie, vel Commissionariorum nostrorum Justiciariæ pro tempore existentium, unum esse volumus,) Justiciarios nostros, ad inquirendum per sacramentum proborum et legalium hominum de comitatibus nostris de Stirling, Lanark, Dumbarton, Renfrew, et Ayr, et eorum quolibet, in illâ parte regni nostri uniti Magnæ Britanniæ et Hiberniæ vocata Scotland, et aliis viis, modis, et mediis, quibus melius sciveritis aut poteritis, (tam infra libertates quam extra,) per quos rei veritas meliùs sciri poterit et inquiri, de quibuscunque altis proditionibus et misprisionibus altæ proditionis, infra comitatus prædictos, vel eorum aliquem, tam infra libertates quam extra, per quoscunque et qualitercunque, et per quos, vel

per quem, quando, qualiter, et quo modo factis, perpetratis, sive commissis, ac de aliis articulis et circumstantiis, præmissa et eorum aliquod vel aliqua qualitercunque concernentibus, et ad easdem altas proditiones et misprisiones altæ proditionis, secundum formam statuti prædicti, audiendas et terminandas; et ideo vobis mandamus, quod, ad certos dies et locos quos vos, aut aliqui duo vel plures vestrum, (quorum aliquem vestrum præfatorum Davidis Boyle, vel Justiciarii Clerici nostri pro tempore existentis, Georgii Fergusson, Adami Gillies, Davidis Monypenny, Archibaldi Campbell, et Alexandri Maconochie, vel Commissionariorum nostrorum Justiciariæ pro tempore existentium, unum esse volumus,) ad hoc provideritis, conveniatis, et diligenter super præmissis faciatis inquisitiones, et præmissa omnia et singula audiatis et terminetis, ac ea faciatis et expleatis, facturi inde quod ad Justitiam pertinet, salvis Nobis amerciamentis et aliis nobis inde spectantibus; damus enim universis et singulis vicecomitibus, officiariis, ministris, et legeis nostris, tenore præsentium firmiter in mandatum, quod vobis in executione præmissorum intendentes, consulentes, assistentes, obedientes, et auxiliantes sint, in omnibus prout decet ; mandamus etiam, tenore præsentium, vicecomitibus comitatum prædictorum, quod, ad certos dies et locos quos vos aut aliqui duo vel plures vestrum, (quorum aliquem vestrum præfatorum Davidis Boyle, vel Justiciarii Clerici nostri pro tempore existentis, Georgii Fergusson, Adami Gillies, Davidis Monypenny, Archibaldi Campbell, et Alexandri Maconochie, vel Commissionariorum nostrûm Justiciariæ pro tempore existentium, unum esse volumus,) eis scire feceritis, venire faciant coram vobis, vel aliquibus duobus vel pluribus vestrum, (quorum aliquem vestrum præfatorum Davidis Boyle, vel Justiciarii Clerici nostri pro tempore existentis, Georgii Fergusson, Adami Gillies, Davidis Monypenny, Archibaldi Campbell, et Alexandri Maconochie, vel Commissionariorum nostrorum Justiciariæ pro tempore existentiùm, unum esse volumus) tot et tales probos et legales homines de corpore comitatum prædictorum de Stirling, Lanark, Dumbarton, Renfrew, et Ayr, tam infra libertates quam extra, per quos rei veritas in præmissis meliùs sciri poterit et inquiri: In cujus rei testimonium, has literas nostras fieri fecimus patentes, Teste me ipso, apud Westmonasterium, vigesimo nono die Maiæ, Anno Regni Nostri primo.

Per. Brev. priv. Sig.

BATHURST.

The Great Seal of England.

(L. S.)

COMMISSION IN ENGLISH.

GEORGE the FOURTH, by the grace of God, of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland King, Defender of the Faith, To our right trusty, and well-beloved cousin and councillor, James Duke of Montrose, our JusticeGeneral of that part of our United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, called Scotland; or our Justice-General for the time being, our trusty and well-beloved Charles Hope, Esquire, President of our College of Justice ; or the President of our College of Justice for the time being; our righttrusty and well-beloved Councillor, David Boyle, Esquire, our Justice-Clerk, or our Justice-Clerk for the time being; our right-trusty and well-beloved Councillor, Sir Samuel Shepherd, Knight, Chief-Baron of our Court of Exchequer in the aforesaid part of our said United Kingdom, or the Chief-Baron of our said Court of Exchequer, for the time being; our right-trusty and well-beloved Councillor, William Adam, Esquire, Chief Commissioner of our Jury Court in Civil Causes, or the Chief Commissioner of our Jury Court in Civil Causes for the time being; and our trusty and wellbeloved George Fergusson, Esquire, of Hermand; Adam Gillies, Esquire, of Gillies; David Monypenny, Esquire, of Pitmilly; Archibald Campbell, Esquire, of Succoth; and Alexander Maconochie, Esquire, of Meadowbank, our Commissioners of Justiciary, or our Commissioners of Justiciary for the time being, Greeting : Know ye, that we, by

, virtue of, and according to the form of the statute made in the seventh year of the reign of our royal predecessor, Anne, late Queen of Great Britain, &c. intituled," An Act for improving the Union of the two Kingdoms," have assigned you, and any two or more of you, (of whom we will that any of you, the said David Boyle, or our Justice-Clerk for the time being, George Fergusson, Adam Gillies, David Monypenny, Archibald Campbell, and Alexander Maconochie, or our Commissioners of Justiciary for the time being, shall be one) our Justices, to inquire by the oath of good and lawful men of our shires, or counties of Stir

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ling, Lanark, Dumbarton, Renfrew, and Ayr, and every of them in that part of our United Kingdom of Great Britain and Jreland, called Scotland, and by other ways, means, and methods, by which you shall or may better know, as well within liberties as without, by whom the truth of the matter may be better known, and inquired into, of all High Treasons, and Misprisions of High Treason, within the shires, or counties aforesaid, or any of them as well within liberties as without, by whomsoever, and in what manner soever, and by whom, when, how, and after what manner, done, committed, or perpetrated, and of all other articles and circumstances concerning the premises, and every of them, or any of then, in any manner whatsoever, and the same High Treasons and Misprisions of High Treason, according to the form of the aforesaid statute, to hear and determine; and therefore, we command you,

that at certain days and places, which any two or more of you (of whom we will that any of you, the aforesaid David Boyle, or our Justice-Clerk for the time being, George Fergusson, Adam Gillies, David Monypenny, Archibald Campbell, and Alexander Maconochie, or our Commissioners of Justiciary for the time being, shall be one) shall appoint for that purpose, you meet together, and diligently make inquiries about the premises, and hear and determine all and singular the said premises, and do and fulfil them, doing therein what to justice appertains, saving to us the amerciaments and other things from thence to us accruing; for we firmly command all and singular sheriffs' officers, ministers, and our subjects, by virtue of these presents, that they be attending, advising, aiding, and assisting, to you in the execution of the premises, as becomes them. We command also, by virtue of these presents, the Sheriffs of our shires, or counties aforesaid, that at certain days and places, which you, two or more of you, (of whom any

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you, the aforesaid David Boyle, or our Justice-Clerk for the time being, George Fergusson, Adam Gillies, David Monypenny, Archibald Campbell, and Alexander Maconochie, or our Commissioners of Justiciary for the time being, shall be one) shall make known to them, they cause to come before you, or any two or more of you, (of whom we will that any of you

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the aforesaid David Boyle, or our Justice-Clerk for the time being, George Fergusson, Adam Gillies, David Monypenny, Archibald Campbell, and Alexander Maconochie, or our Commissioners of Justiciary for the time being, shall be one) so many, and such good and lawful men of our said shires, or counties of Stirling, Lanark, Dumbarton, Renfrew, and Ayr, as well within liberties as without, by whom the truth of the matter in the premises may be better known, and inquired into. In witness whereof, we have caused these our letters to be made patent. Witness Ourself at Westminster, the twenty-ninth day of May, in the first year of our reign. By Writ of Privy Seal.

The Great Seal of England. (L. S.)

BATHURST.

COPY of Mr KNAPP's Appointment, as Clerk to the Commission.

SCOTLAND, to wit.-I, CHARLES HOPE, Esquire, President of the College of Justice of our Lord the King, in that part of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland called Scotland, the senior Judge and Commissioner named in his Majesty's Special Commission of Oyer and Terminer, for the shires or counties of Stirling, Lanark, Dumbarton, Renfrew, and Ayr, and every of them, issued and bearing date at Westminster, the twenty-ninth day of May, in the first year of the reign of our Sovereign Lord, George the Fourth, by the grace of God of the united kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland King, Defender of the Faith, do, in right of my being such senior Judge, and Commissioner as aforesaid, nominate and appoint Thomas George Knapp, of Haberdashers-Hall, London, Gentleman, to be Clerk of the aforesaid Commission, to do and execute the duties of Clerk to the aforesaid Commission, in all things appertaining to the same. Given under my hand and seal this sixth day of June,

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