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TitleLetters relating to the pacification of the Anglo-Scottish border
DescriptionFebruary 25, 1605. The King to Edmund, Lord Sheffield, President of the Council in the North, and to his two justices of assize in the counties of Northumberland, Cumberland, and Westmoreland, and to Sir Thomas Hesketh, Attorney of the Court of Wards and Liveries, Sir William Selby, Sir Robert Delaval, Sir Wilfred Lawson, Joseph Pennington, and Edward Grey of Morpeth. Commission of oyer and terminer. February 14, 1604 [-5]. Whitehall. The Council to the Commissioners appointed for the government of the late borders. Instructions as to the execution of the commission. Those malefactors of the surname of Graham who have been received to their submission are not to be meddled with for any offences committed before their submissions. Persons under bail to appear at the gaol delivery are to be left for trial there. All persons living within the bounds of the commission, or in certain other specified districts, are to be forbidden the use of all manner of armour and weapons, and of horses, "savinge meane naggs for their tillage," excepting noble men and gentlemen and their household servants. The evidence of a Scotsman against an Englishman, and of an Englishman against a Scotsman is to be received.
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