7 May 1378

Whereas great, various and excessive expenses have been incurred during the period of office of several mayors on the occasion of the holding of the leet and immediately afterwards in food and drink (as evidenced in the accounts of those mayors), the mayor and community wish not to have to bear these expenses hereafter. They ordain that henceforth no expenses at the time of the leet will be allowed or reimbursed, except those that are necessary and have existed from ancient times, such as 2s. to the capital pledges upon view and presentment of offences and 15s. [wages?] before the submission of the roll of verdicts of the leet. If anyone incurs expenses contrary to this ordinance, he shall pay them himself without any reimbursement from the community.