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Burghs Act 1587

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Forsamekle as it [is] not lauchfull to ony of the kingis vassallis to sell and annalie thair landis in preiudice of his Maiestie thair superiour Evin sa it is fund expedient statute and ordanit be our souerane lord and thre estaitis in this present parliament That it sall not be lauchfull to ony of his hienes frie burrowis To sell or annalie thair fredome and priuilege in haill or in pairt to ony vther burght or vtherwyse quatsumeuir without expres licence and consent of his hienes and thrie estaittis in parliament vnder the pane of amissioun and tinsall of the fredome of the burgh othir byand or selland the saidis fredomes in haill or in pairt as said is

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