Articles of Agreement for Settling the Staple Port at Campheer 1676 (Page 1).

Ratified by the Convention. 9th July, and 12th October 1676

Dedication
 

Dedication

 

To all people of what estate or condition they are who shall heare and see these presents. Be it kend that whereas the nation of Scotland by mony antient contracts and agreements made with the toun of Campheer did for many yeirs enjoy the prviledges, liberties,and immunities in their trade and establishment of their staple court within the said toun till the late interruption by the removeall of the said staple court to the toun of Dordrecht, and now wpon a humble adress made to the most seren and pouerfull prince the King of Great Britan by the royall burrows of his Kingdom of Scotland, it hath pleased His Majestie to command hither Henrie Wilkie, conservator of the Scotts nation and resident for all affairs relateing to that kingdome, with pouer to him to treat within any toun or place in these united provinces upon the articles for the good and aduantage of the trade and commerce of his ancient kingdom of Scotland, and for the resetlement of the Scotts staple court, and the said conservator finding by experience that the toun of Campheer hath been long freequented by the Scotts nation wpon the consideration of the goodnes of the porte, in perseuance of his comission both from the Kings Majestie and the royall burrows of Scotland, hath entered into treatie with the magistratts of this toun in order to the resetlement of the Scotts staple court here.

Transcribed by Innes A. Duffus, Honorary Archivist to the Nine Incorporated Trades of Dundee, from Dundee Town Clerk's copy of Extracts from the Records of the Convention of Royal Burghs (published by the Scottish Burgh Records Society, 1878-1918).