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HIGH TREASON

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STIRLING, GLASGOW, PAISLEY, DUMBARTON,

AND AYR.

June, July, and August, 1820.

COMMISSION IN LATIN.

GEORGIUS QUARTUS, Dei Gratia, Britanniarum Rex, Fidei Defensor, perquam fideli et intime dilecto consanguineo et conciliario nostro, Jacobo Duci de Montrose, Justiciario Generali nostro, in illâ parte regni nostri uniti Magnæ Britanniæ et Hiberniæ vocata Scotland, vel Justiciario Generali nostro pro tempore existenti ; fideli et dilecto Carolo Hope, Armigero, nostri Collegii Justitiæ præsidi, vel præsidi nostri Collegii Justitiæ pro tempore existenti ; perquam fideli et dilecto Conciliario nostro Davidi Boyle, Armigero, Justiciario Clerico nostro, vel Justiciario Clerico nostro pro tempore existenti; perquam fideli et dilecto Conciliario nostro, Samueli Shepherd, Equiti, Capitali Baroni Scaccarii nostri in parte regni nostri prædicta, vel Capitali Baroni dicti Scaccarii nostri pro tempore existenti ; perquam fideli et dilecto Conciliario nostro, Gulielmo Adam,

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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 Gil

lies, 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 cer. tos 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 existentium, 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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