The subdean of Glasgow, commissary of the abbot of Paisley and the precentor of Glasgow, papal judges-delegate, by apostolic authority, announce the settlement of a dispute called before him between the abbot and convent of Kelso and the abbot and convent of Melrose concerning the greater and lesser teinds pertaining to the lands which Melrose Abbey had improved with their own hands, which they have within the parish of the church of Mow (ROX), which church the abbot and convent of Kelso obtained for their own uses. At the mediation of Master William Wishart, then archdeacon of St Andrews and chancellor of the king, in the presence of many, it was ordained that Melrose Abbey shall grant yearly to the monastery of Kelso for all the teinds from the lands which they improve with their own hands and from the garbal teinds of their men within the parish of the church of Mow, 13 chalders of flour of good oats. On 18 December, 1273, in the church of Bowden (ROX) in the presence of the abbots of the monasteries, it was provided and ordained that the abbot and convent of Melrose shall grant yearly in perpetuity and shall pay to the abbot and convent of Kelso within the monastery of Kelso, for the said 13 chalders of flour, within the octaves of Martinmas 15 marks 8d. of money, 13s. 4d. for each mark counted, without any diminution or deduction. And if it happens that Melrose Abbey shall deny or delay payment of 15 marks 8d., Kelso Abbey are permitted to seize, impound, and retain without repledge the distrained goods of the abbot and convent of Melrose wherever they shall be found, until Kelso Abbey is satisfied in full. By the consent of ordinary bailiffs of the lord king or of whatever alternative, they renounced in addition all apostolic letters and others obtained and to be obtained and privileges of whatever tenor may exist and by every action and defence through which the payment shall be hindered or delayed in total or in part.