Upon their election each year, the city bailiffs will take oath that:

[This chapter is little more than a rephrasing of the oath itself, except that it becomes diverted at the close into the matter of illegal trading – it is hard to believe that the last clause – perhaps even the last two clauses – would actually have been specified in the ballival oath. It is not clear here whether the use of "foreigner" refers to someone whose residence is outside of the city, or to a resident non-freeman. Similarly, the entry to which the foreigner is to be compelled may be as a full freeman (if he is a resident) or as a foreign burgess, if all he wishes is to obtain trading rights in the city. The Liber Consuetudinum version is less specific, using "anyone" instead of "foreigner".]