[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.