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Scriveners' company common paper 1357-1628: With a continuation to 1678
Francis W. Steer (editor)
'The Common Paper: Form of oath for Wardens', Scriveners' company common paper 1357-1628: With a continuation to 1678 (1968), pp. 74. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=35919 Date accessed: 24 July 2014.
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Form of oath for Wardens
[p. 296 transcript] Sacru' Gardianor' in Guyhald'
Yee shall swere that ye shall wele and truly ov'see the Craft of
Scryvaners Wherof yee bee chosen wardeyns for the yere and alle the good
rules and ordenannces of the same Craft that been' approved here by this
Court yee shall kepe and doo to be kept And all the defautes that yee
fynde in the same Craft doon' to the Chamberleyn of this Citee for the
tyme beyng yee shall Wele and truly present Sparyng no man for favour ne
grevyng no personne for hate Extorcion' ne wrong under colour of your
office shall yee noon' Doo neither Do no thing that shal be agenst the peas
or profite of oure sov'ain lorde the king or the Citee ye shall consent but
for alle tymes that yee been' in office wele and laufully aftir the lawes and
custumes of this Citee yee shall Doo so god you help and alle seyntes and
by the book'.
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