6 October 1309 *

The mayor and community concede that the husting (previously a subject of dispute between parties to the composition) is to be presided over by the steward in the presence of the mayor, or by their deputies. Summoning, distraining [etc.] are exclusively within the power of the bailiffs. However, profits of this court will go to the mayor and community. The mayor may compile a [control] record of all pleas touching free tenements and cases claimed out of the king's court.