February 1649: An Act for the form of an Oath to be administred to every Freeman at his Admission to his Freedom in the City of London, and in all Cities, Boroughs and Towns Corporate in England and Wales.

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Acts and Ordinances of the Interregnum, 1642-1660. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1911.

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February, 1649

[10 February, 1648/9.]

Be it Enacted by this present Parliament, and by Authority of the same, That the Oath under-written, and none other, be administred to every Freeman of the City of London, at the time of his Admission to the said Freedom:

Freemen of London to take this Oath.

You shall Swear, That you shall be true and faithful to the Commonwealth of England; and in order thereunto, you shall be obedient to the just and good Government of this City of London: You shall to the best of your power, maintain and preserve the Peace, and all the due Franchises thereof; and according to your knowledge and ability, do and perform all such other acts and things as do belong to a Free-man of the said City.

Other Cities and Boroughs.

And be it further Enacted by the Authority aforesaid, That the same Oath mutatis mutandis, and no other, shall be administred to all and every Freeman in every City, Borough and Town Corporate in England and Wales, where Oathes are ordinarily administred to Freemen, at the time of their Admission to the said Freedom, in every such City, Borough and Town Corporate.