“Ye shall swear that ye shall be good and true to our sovereign Lady, Queen Elizabeth, … and to the heirs of our said sovereign Lady … . Obeisant and obedient ye shall be to the Mayor and to the ministers of the City. The franchises and customs thereof ye shall maintain and this City keep harmless … .
Ye shall be contributory to all manner of charges within this City, as summons, watches, contributions, tasks, tallages, lot and scot, … bearing your part as a freeman ought … .
Ye shall colour no foreign’s goods whereby the Queen might lose her custom or advantages.
Ye shall know no foreign to buy or sell any merchandise within the City … , but ye shall warn the Chamberlain thereof, or some minister … .
Ye shall emplead or sue no free man out of this City whiles ye may have right and law within this same City.
Ye shall take none apprentice but if he be free born, … and for no less than seven years … . [A]t his term’s end ye shall make him free of this City, if he have well and truly served you
Ye shall … keep the Queen’s peace in your person; ye shall know no gatherings, conventicles, nor conspiracies made against the Queen’s peace, but ye shall warn the Mayor thereof … .
All these points and articles ye shall well and truly keep, according to the laws and custom of the City … . So God you help, and by the holy contents of this Book”.