Spouses James Macarthur and Jean Stevenson were incarcerated after being convicted of keeping a brothel. They submitted a bill of suspension that rested on two main grounds. First, they alleged that the judge who ordered them to be incarcerated lacked jurisdiction. Second, they alleged that their trial had been marred by procedural irregularities. The case documents include testimony from a number of individuals.

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Mungo Brown, Supplement to the Dictionary of the Decisions of the Court of Session (1826), pg. 494
William Morison, The Decisions of the Court of Session (1811), pg. 7544