The pursuers, who were also suspenders in a related action, challenged the authority of the magistrates of Glasgow to impose a duty on potatoes.

Published Reports

William Morison, The Decisions of the Court of Session (1811), pg. 1999
Sir David Dalyrymple of Hailes, Decisions of the Lords of Council and Session, from 1766 to 1791 (1826), pg. 922

Locations

Session Papers

Memorial

Memorial for The Magistrates and Town-Council of the City of Glasgow, and John Stevenson, Tacksman of the Fish and Potato Market of that City, Chargers and Defenders, against Alexander Fergusson, and others, Suspenders and Pursuers

27 Nov 1784
Petition

Unto the Right Honourable, The Lords of Council and Session, the Petition of Alexander Fergusson, James Anderson, Robert Downie, Gavin Bell, and John Reid, all Burgesses and Inhabitants of Glasgow

21 Dec 1781
Memorial

Memorial for The Magistrates and Town-Council of the City of Glasgow, and John Stevenson Tacksman of the Fish and Potatoe market of the said City, Chargers and Defenders, against Alexander Ferguson, and others, burgesses of Glasgow, Suspenders and Pursuers

22 Apr 1783
Petition

Unto the Right Honourable, The Lords of Council and Session, the Petition of The Magistrates and Town-Council of the City of Glasgow, and John Stevenson, Tacksman of the Fish and Potato Market of said City

29 Jul 1783
Memorial

Memorial for Alexander Fergusson and others, Burgesses in the City of Glasgow; and Stephen Rowand, Esq; of Haughhead, and others, Heritors and Tenants in the Neighbourhood, Suspenders and Pursuers; against The magistrates and Town-Council of the City of Glasgow, Chargers and Defenders

25 Sep 1784
Petition

Unto the Right Honourable The Lords of Council and Session. The Petition of Alexander Fergusson, and others, Burgesses in the City of Glasgow, and of Stephen Rowan, and others, Heritors and Tenants in the neighborhood

18 Feb 1785
Answers

Answers for The Magistrates and Town-Council of the City of Glasgow, and John Stevenson, Tacksman of the Fish and Potato Market of that City, to The Petition of Alexander Ferguson, Stephen Rowan, and others

22 Apr 1785
Answers

Answers for Alexander Fergusson, and others, to the Condescendence for the Magistrates and Town-Council of the City of Glasgow; and John Stevenson Tacksman of Fish and Potatoes Duties of that City

31 Jan 1786
State of the Process

State of the Conjoined Processes of Suspension and Declarator, Alexander Ferguson, and others, against The Magistrates of Glasgow. Relative to Exacting a Duty upon Potatoes

26 Feb 1783
Answers

Answers for John Stevenson, Tacksman of the Potato-Market of Glasgow, to The Petition of Alexander Ferguson, and others

3 Jan 1782
Memorial

Memorial for Alexander Ferguson, and others, Burgesses of the City of Glasgow, and Stephen Rowand, Esq; of Haugh-head, and others, Heritors and Tenants in the neighborhood, Suspenders and Pursuers, against The Magistrates and Town-Council of the City of Glasgow, and John Stevenson, Tacksman of the Fish and Potato Market, Chargers and Defenders

19 Jun 1783
Condescendence

Condescendence for The Magistrates, Town Council, and Community of the City of Glasgow; and John Stevenson, Tacksman of the Fish and Potato Market dues of that city

28 Jan 1786

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