[blazon of the Corporation of the City of London]

The Oath of euery Free-man of this Citie of LONDON.

YEe shall sweare, that ye shall be good and true to our So­ueraigne Lord King Charles, and to the heires of our said Soueraigne Lord the King. Obeysant and obedi­ent ye shall be to the Maior and Ministers of this City. The Franchises and Customes thereof ye shall main­taine, and this City keepe harmelesse in that that in you is. Ye shall be contributory to all manner of charges within this City, as Sum­mons, Watches, Contributions, Taxes, Tallages, Lot and Scot, and to all other charges, bearing your part as a Free-man ought to do. Ye shal colour no Forreigne goods, vnder or in your name, where­by the King or this City might or may lose their customes or aduan­tages. Ye shall know no Forraigner to buy or sell any Merchandize, with any other forreigner within this City or franchise thereof, but ye shall warne the Chamberlaine thereof, or some Minister of the Cham­ber. Ye shall implead or sue no Free-man out of this City, whiles ye may haue right and law within the same City. Ye shall take none Ap­prentice, but if he be Free-borne (that is to say) no bondmans son, nor the childe of any Alien, and for no lesse terme then for seuen yeares, without fraud or deceit; and within the first yeare ye shall cause him to be enrolled, or else pay such fine as shal be reasonably imposed upon you for omitting the same. And after his termes end, within conueni­ent time (being required) ye shall make him free of this City, if hee haue well and truly serued you. Ye shall also keep the Kings Peace in your owne person. Yee shall know no gatherings, conuenticles, nor conspiracies made against the Kings Peace, but ye shall warne the Maior thereof, or let it to your power. All these points and articles ye shall well and truly keep according to the lawes and customes of this City to your power. So God you helpe.

God saue the King.

Printed by R. Young, Printer to this honourable City.

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