Henry of Empingham and John of Carleton, clerks, shall relate this message to Richard of Bromsgrove, which the same Richard shall relate, as though from the king, to Sir Robert Hastangs and his brother, and the other men-at-arms who are in their company at Roxburgh and Jedburgh; and to Sir William Latimer and the rest of the garrison at Berwick. Namely, that the king has gone to Dumfries to raise his peel and to reinforce the castle. And his son has gone with him; and he has sent Sir John de St John towards Galloway. Wherefore the said Richard shall pray them that they shall make some good expeditions upon Selkirk Forest. And let Woodhouse, clerk of the wardrobe, be made to return to Roxburgh to pay the £60 to the men-at-arms there and let him deliver to the constable of Roxburgh what shall remain over and above that payment. And let Woodhouse the clerk be able to tell the king on his arrival, and Sir Henry de Empingham how these messages have been told them. And let Richard of Bromsgrove say to Sir William Latimer that by all means he must stay in these parts to attend to this business and the expeditions upon the forest according to the first plan, etc.
October 1300 (See _Transactions of Glasgow Archaeological Society_, New Series, ii, pg. 124). Stevenson dates incorrectly to Aug. 1298.