The petitioners, a current counsellor and a former counsellor of the burgh of Jedburgh, alleged that an election was influenced by bribery and corruption. They asked the Court of Session to set aside the results and find that the candidates favored by the apparent minority had been legally elected.
William Morison, The Decisions of the Court of Session (1811), pg. 1887
Sir David Dalyrymple of Hailes, Decisions of the Lords of Council and Session, from 1766 to 1791 (1826), pg. 913