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The TEMPORAL GOVERNMENT. [New Blackwel-hall.]

ing or dwelling within the same, or the Liberties thereof, shall permit or suffer any of the said Cloth, Cloths, or other Woollen Manufactures, which ought to be pitched at the aforesaid Blackwel-halls, Leaden-hall or Welsh-hall, or any of them, at any time or times hereafter, whilst the said Commodities, or any of them, shall remain in their said Inns, to be bought or sold at or within any their Houses, Chambers or Warehouses, upon pain that every such Inn-holder or other Person shall forfeit for his first Offence twenty shillings, for the second Offence forty shillings, and for every other Offence four Pounds.

And be it further Enacted, by the Authority aforesaid, That no Person or Persons, not being free of this City, shall by himself, or any other for him, or by his means or practice, bargain, sell or barter, in any place or places within this City, or within the Liberties thereof, any of the said Cloth, Cloths, or other woollen Manufacture aforesaid, save only in some of the Halls aforesaid, nor shall buy any of the same within the said Market-place or places, on pain to forfeit and loose for the first Offence fifty shillings, for the second Offence four pounds, and for every other Offence the sum of five pounds.

And be it further Enacted, by the Authority aforesaid, That all Persons, as well Carriers as Clothmen and others, shall, at the bringing of their Cloth, Cloths, and other woollen Manufactures, appointed by this Act to be brought either by Land or by Water to this City as aforesaid, bring or cause them to be brought to one of the said Blackwel-halls, Leaden-hall and the Welsh-hall respectively, to the end they may be entred, and the duties paid for the same, upon pain of twenty shillings for every Pack of Cloth, Cloths or other Commodities, to be forfeited and paid by every such Carrier, Cloth-man or others, for every Offence to the contrary; and for every single Cloth, or other woollen Commodity, the Piece ten shillings.

And be it further Enacted, by the Authority aforesaid, That the Markets at the aforesaid Blackwel-halls, Leaden-hall and the Welsh-hall aforesaid, shall be and begin wéekly on every Thursday betwéen the twenty fifth day of March and the twenty ninth day of September, at seven of the Clock in the Forenoon, and continue till eleven of the Clock in the same Forenoon, and betwéen the twenty ninth day of September and the twenty fifth day of March at eight of the Clock in the Forenoon, and continue till eleven of the Clock in the same Forenoon; and on every Thursday at one of the Clock in the Afternoon, and continue till four of the Clock in the same Afternoon; and on every Friday at eight of the Clock in the Forenoon, and continue till eleven of the Clock in the same Forenoon, and shall begin in the Afternoon of the same Friday at one of the Clock, and shall continue until four of the Clock in the same Afternoon; and shall begin every Saturday at eight of the Clock in the Forenoon, and shall continue till eleven of the Clock in the same Forenoon; and that the said Hours for the beginning and ending of the said Market times shall be known by the ringing of the Market-Bells in the Halls aforesaid, appointed for that use and purpose, and the same to be held and continued wéekly throughout the whole Year, and from Year to Year; and that every Person or Persons that shall sell or put to sale any Cloth, Cloths, or other Commodities before-mentioned, at any other Time or Times than aforesaid limited, shall for every Offence forfeit and pay the sum of forty shillings; and that the respective Hall-keepers shall not permit or suffer any buying or selling of any of the aforesaid woollen Cloths, or Commodities aforesaid, in or at either of the said Halls, in or upon any other Days or Hours than on the Market-days and Hours appointed. And if any of the said respective Hall-kéepers shall wilfully offend herein, he shall forfeit for his first Offence forty shillings, and for his or their second Offence the sum of thrée pounds.

And be if further Enacted, by the Authority aforesaid, That the respective Hall-kéepers of every of the Halls aforesaid, shall diligently and faithfully kéep their Books and wéekly Registers of all the woollen Cloths and Commodities aforesaid, bought and sold in any of the said Halls, or brought and pitched there, in which Books and Registers they, and every of them, shall truly enter the Names of Baptism, Surnames, Places of Habitation, and addition both of the Buyer and Seller of every of the said Commodities.

And whereas there are many Fréemen of this City, who in shew and pretence are the immediate Buyers of the said woollen Cloths and other Commodities before-mentioned, in the said Markets of Blackwel-hall, Leaden-hall and the Welsh-hall, yet are in reality but Instruments, Agents and Brokers for Strangers and Foreigners, to the great Abuse and Wrong of this City, and Fréemen thereof; It is Declared and Adjudged, and Be it by this Common-council, and the Authority thereof, Declared, That all such Practices are contrary to the Custom and Priviledges of this City, and that all such buying of any of the aforesaid Commodities by any Fréeman of this City in any of the said Blackwel-halls, Leaden-hall or the Welsh-hall Markets, for the use of any Stranger or Foreigner, either in Copartnership or otherwise, is colouring of the Foreigner's Goods, and is contrary to the Oath of every Fréeman of this City.

Therefore be it Enacted, and it is hereby Enacted by the Authority aforesaid, That every Fréeman of this City which shall buy in any of the said Halls any of the said woollen Cloths or Commodities for the use of any Foreigner, or Stranger or Strangers as aforesaid, contrary to the true Meaning of this Act, shall, for his or their first Offence, forfeit and pay the sum of five pounds, and for his or their second Offence the sum of ten pounds, and for his or their third Offence the sum of twenty pounds; and if any such Person or Persons shall again offend in the like manner, then, upon his or their Conviction thereof in the King's Majesties Court holden within the Guild-hall of this City before the Lord Maior and Aldermen of the same City (for the time being) he or they shall stand and be utterly disfranchised, as unworthy Members of this City.

And be it further Enacted, by the Authority aforesaid, That if the Owner or Owners of any of the aforesaid Commodities, or his or their Servant, cannot within the time and space of ten Days next after the bringing of them to the said respective Markets, sell all the Cloth, Cloths, or other Woollen Manufactures brought to the Blackwel-halls, Leaden-hall or the aforesaid Welsh-hall, that then it shall be lawful for the said Owner or Owners, or his or their Servant, by his Appointment, to remove any of the said Commodities which which shall remain unsold after the Market-days are over, to any other Market or Markets forth of this City and Liberties thereof, or otherwise to dispose of them as they shall think fit, so as they do not sell the same Commodities out of the said Markets within the said City of London or the Liberties thereof.

And be it further Enacted, by the Authority aforesaid, That if the Owner of any Cloth, Cloths, or other Woollen Manufactures, their Factor or Servant, shall desire to have any of the Commodities aforesaid to be lodged in any of the Warehouses belonging to any of the aforesaid Halls or Markets, when they cannot sell them within the ten Days space appointed by this Act for Sale of them, then the said Owner or Owners, their Factor or Servant, of any Cloth, Cloths or other Woollen Manufacture aforesaid, shall pay for their lodging and safe kéeping of the said Commodities, such reasonable

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