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To effect this arrangement four members of the Commission, the work of which was now at end, were specially, deputed by the Council; but they evidently found it a business/of some difficulty to intermediate between the two. parties. for a final agreement "Wedderburn returned to Aberdeen, whither he was pursued by a letter from the Council charging him, under pain of rebellion, to return by a given day and- square his accounts with his defeated_rival (p. 176). have been' consulted on the great business* and that they have taken a step of their own to preclude all possibility of mistake (pp, 287, 310).

611-616). Wood's deposition was given, under torture. - . ' ;— Laird of Frendranght becomes eafttion in 100,000 merks that his wife and the Laird of Banff will remain in Edinburgh till they are allowed to depart (p. 135). • . —John Toshe and John Meldrum to be put to the torture if their answers be not satisfactory {$. 135). ". ". —The torture of John Toshe, and John Meldrum to be postponed till further evidence be forthcoming against them (p. 1B6); ' • INTRODUCTION. —Margaret Wood to be tried'for perjury (p, 141).

To suppress this " infamous byke of lawlesse lymmars " a special Commission was appointed with powers, which, if they could have been enforeed3 would have left few- of the " lymmars " remaining (p. 100). Now, as in the past, however, there was the same difficulty HI bringing theforcesof order to bear in the Highlands: from motives of self-interest many chieftains connived at acts of violence in which they might themselves have no direct part. In these ekeamstaiiees tfce Council could but re-enact two statutes which had been passed in 1567 and 1594 for the' maintenance of law in the Highlands and Borders.

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