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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LII. Abstract of a Decree by the Lords of Secret Council assoilzing the provost, bailies, councillors and community from a suit by the Archbishop for refusing to pay certain duties. 10 December 1554.
Ane decreit befor the Lords of Councell, upon a lybell pursued be James, archbishop of Glasgow, against this brugh for alledgeing themselves to be doted and infeft be the bishop's predecessors in certain priviledges and liberties of this brugh, and to be infeft be the Kings, and thairby uses thair liberties; In the quhilk rights the town is oblidged to pay certain dewties to the bishop which they doe not, and thairfore craving the exhibitione of the rights and transumpts of what concerns the bishop. By which decreit the Lords assoilzies this brugh frae the lybell. Dated 10 December 1554.