Document 2/144/84 (Med. Papal Reps., App. IV, no. 13)
Pope Alexander IV writes to the bishop of Dunkeld stating that the prior and convent of St Andrews have shown in their complaint that the noblemen David of Loudon, William of Brechin, Hugh Gifford, Robert de Meyners, William Hay, and others, laymen of the cities and dioceses of St Andrews, Glasgow and Dunkeld, are injuring them concerning lands, debts, possessions and other matters. Alexander thus commands the bishop to hear the case and decide it with a fitting end, without appeal, causing what he decrees to be observed firmly by ecclesiastical censure, with the proviso that he shall not promulgate a sentence of excommunication or of interdict on the lands of the said noble men unless he receives a special mandate from the pope regarding that.