The History of Preston, in Lancashire: Together with The Guild Merchant, and Some Account of the Duchy and County Palatine of Lancaster

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E. Jeffery and son, 1822 - Guilds - 156 pages

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Page 28 - I, AB, do declare and believe that it is not lawful upon any pretence whatsoever to take arms against the king, and that I do abhor that traitorous position of taking arms by his authority against his person, or against those that are commissioned by him. So help me God.
Page 77 - You shall swear that you shall be good and true to our sovereign lord King George the...
Page 29 - AB, do declare that I hold that there lies no obligation upon me or any other person from the oath commonly called the Solemn League and Covenant, and that the same was in itself an unlawful oath, and imposed upon the subjects of this realm against the known laws and liberties of the kingdom.
Page 77 - You shall colour no foreigner's goods, or hi your own name, whereby the king, or this town, might or may lose their customs or advantages. You shall know no foreigner to buy or sell any merchandize with any other foreigner within this town, or...
Page 77 - Peace, but you shall warn the Mayor thereof, or let it to your Power. All these Points and Articles ye shall well and truly Keep, according to the Laws and Customs of this City. So help you GOD.
Page 111 - ... a garland : each girl carried in her hand the branch of an artificial cotton tree, as being the symbol of her profession. These branches appeared as if they were in full bloom, and bore a strong resemblance to nature.
Page 67 - The guilda mercatoria, or merchants' guild, is a liberty or privilege granted to merchants, whereby they are enabled to hold certain pleas of land, &c. within their own precincts, and is confirmed by charters given in the 37th Edward III. and 15th Richard II. It is of Saxon origin, and is derived from the word...
Page 75 - Majesty that now is, and to her heirs and lawful successors ; and in all matters and things lawful and reasonable relating to the said company...
Page 125 - ... which lies at a vast distance from it; as, particularly, a very large district surrounded by the city of Westminster. The proceedings in this court are the same as on the equity side in the courts of exchequer and chancery...
Page 123 - VII. another act was made to resume such part of the duchy lands as had been dismembered from it in the reign of Edward IV., and to vest the inheritance of the whole in the king and his heirs for ever ; as amply and largely, and in like manner, form, and condition, separate from the crown of England and possession of the same, as the three Henries and Edward IV. or any of them, had and held the same.

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