Charters and Documents Relating To the City of Glasgow 1175-1649 Part 2. Originally published by Scottish Burgh Records Society, Glasgow, 1894.
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XII. Abstract of Charter by King Alexander III., requiring the sheriff, bailies and provosts of Dumbarton not to vex or trouble the men of the Bishop of Glasgow in the exercise of their privilege going to and returning from Argyle with their merchandise. Maiden Castle, Edinburgh, 18 June 1275.
Charter granted be King Alexander [the third], dated at the Maiden Castle, the eighteenth day of June, and of the said King Alexander his regne the twenty sixth yeir, [which wes the yeir of God 1275] which beirs the said King Alexander to direct his charter to the shirreff, baillies, and proveists of Dumbartan, and to say to them theirby that they know weill how his Majestie had granted to the Bishop of Glasgow that his men of Glasgow might goe to and return from Argyle with their merchandize frielie and without any impediment, and becaus the same wes granted by his Majestie to the said bishop before the foundation of the brugh of Dumbarton, commanding theirfor that if they had taken ony thing from the said bishop, his men, that without delay they would make restitutione, and that non should vex or trouble them against this concession, upon his Majesties heighest displeasure.