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Selling meat and drink in towns
This law attempted to ensure that those selling ale, bread, meat or fish in the town sold to all customers equally and that they kept no more than 4 pence worth of goods for the use of the household. Hucksters were petty traders who bought goods and resold them in small quantities. Note that use of the feminine form of brewer for those who sold ale.
Of sellaris of met and drynk [Of sellers of meat and drink]
Ancient Laws and Customs of the Burghs of Scotland, Vol. 1.1124-1424 ed Cosmo Innes (Edinburgh: Scottish Burgh Records Society, 1868), Leges Burgorum, no.68, p.33. Translation by E. Ewan
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