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Public Records (Scotland) Act 1809

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XIMagistrates of Royal Burghs annually to examine the Progress and State of Records; and to report thereon to the Court of Judiciary.

And be it further enacted, That the Chief Magistrates of the said Royal Burghs respectively, shall at least once in every Year carefully examine into the Progress and State of all the different Records framed and kept by the respective Clerks of such Royal Burghs, and shall prepare exact Reports in Writing, in the Manner above directed, in the Cafe of Sheriff Clerks and Stewart Clerks; and such Chief Magistrates shall, in the Month of November in every Year, transmit such Reports to the Lords Commissioners of Justiciary at Edinburgh, who are hereby empowered to make Orders, and direct Inquiries, in the Manner above provided, in the Cafe of Sheriff Clerks and Stewart Clerks as aforesaid ; and the Clerks of Justiciary shall in like Manner transmit such Reports, with a certified Copy of such Orders, to the Lord Clerk Register, at whose Instance summary Complaints may be made against Clerks of Royal Burghs, in the Manner above directed, in the Cafe of Sheriff Clerks and Stewart Clerks as aforesaid.

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