6 October 1309 *

Because alien merchants have, for various causes, withdrawn from the town, to encourage their return the mayor and community grant that any coming to sell their goods may freely reside in the town for 40 days (as is the custom in other boroughs). The Bishop's bailiffs are to preside over any plea regarding disruption of this right. No burgess shall retract on any commercial agreement made with an alien.

[In fact, it seems to have been just as much the extortionate actions of the officers of the Earl of Arundel – exercising their charter rights of charging for harbourage, applying standard measures (inconsistently) to cargos of grain and ale, and imposing unreasonable tolls on merchandize – that was discouraging outsider merchants from frequenting Lynn.]