Claiming that the market of Ayr lacked a sufficient supply of oatmeal, the Burgh Magistrates sought an order authorizing them to confiscate stored meal from the farm of Balochillie and transport it to market. The Sheriff-substitute of Ayrshire issued a warrant to that effect, specifying that the meal’s owner must be paid not less than the current market price. Pursuer Thomas Leishman, a grain dealer whose meal was confiscated, sought to have the warrant recalled.

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William Morison, The Decisions of the Court of Session (1811), pg. 1