8 January 1420

Because on many occasions discussions in the Guildhall have been made public, to the damage of the mayor and the town, it is ordained that any burgess spreading rumours or revealing any Guildhall deliberations shall be amerced 20s.

[This was probably a measure at the tail-end of over ten years of political strife, to help prevent any recurrence. However, it is also reflects a typical medieval borough concern with secrecy, often stated in custumals or in the burgess' oath.]