Commission by King ROBERT THE BRUCE to the Abbot of Aberbrothock, and others, to enquire into and report on the ancient Burghal Rights of Dundee, in respect of the Records having been abstracted by the English when in possession of the Town, dated 22nd June, 1325.

ROBERT, by the Grace of God, King of Scots, to all honourable men to whom these present letters may come, greeting.  Know that we have constituted BERNARD, by the Grace of God, Abbot of Aberbrothock, our Chancellor, and ALEXANDER FRASER our Chamberlain, our trusty and faithful subjects, in our stead to investigate as to the liberties which the burgesses of Dundee had or possessed in the time of ALEXANDER, King of Scotland, of blessed memory, of our predecessor the last deceased, and of others Kings of Scotland, our predecessors, and to report to us and our Council as to these particulars which they learn and find out in the premises.  Wherefore we command and charge you to make answer to our said Chancellor and Chamberlain as holding our place in the premises.  Witness our hand, at Aberbrothock, the twenty-second day of June, and twentieth year of reign.

Transcribed by Caterina Paesano