XLIII: Letter of James IV charging Ordinaries Spiritual not to tax officers or students of the University (1509)

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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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XLIII. Letter by King James IV. charging the Ordinaries Spiritual of his realm that they take no tax from the regents, students, or officers of the University of Glasgow. Edinburgh, 7 June 1509.

James be the grace of God King of Scottis, till al and sindry the Ordinaris Spirituale being within our realme, greting. Forsamekle as our maist noble progenitouris, quhame God assolye, has priuilegiit and exempit all continuale regentis and studentis and dayly officiaris being in oure Vniuersite of Glasgw fra all taxt and impositions, quhilkis we purpos God willing for our tyme till obserue and kepe to thaim efter the forme of oure progenitouris forsaid and our letters grantit to thame thairapoune. Oure wil is herfoir and exhortis and prais you and ilkane of you in the mast hartly wise we can that ye noder imput tak nor taxt of continuale regentis studentis nor dayly officiaris within our said Vniuersite sen tha ar exemppit fra the samyn, as tha allege, the said priuilege being sene be yow or the copy tharof. And this ye do as yhe will report singular thank of ws tharefore and do ws singulare emplesour, and as we traist in yow. Gevin vnder our priue sele at Edinburgh the vij day of Junij and of our regne the xxj yere.