as it hath pleased the
Mayor of Stafford,
to call me to be a
Burgess of this Borough,
and to be a Member of the same:
I therefore swear that I will be
a true and faithful subject to the
and her heirs and lawful successors,
and true faith and allegiance to her will bear.
I will, at all times, be obedient to the
Magistrates and Ministers of this Borough.
I will be ready,
from time to time, in my own person and
with all good means I can,
to aid and assist them in lawful actions.
I will be
and subject to
all such impositions as reasonably, or lawfully,
shall be imposed upon me.
to the utmost of my power
uphold, maintain and defend all
the ancient laudable and lawful
customs, privileges and liberties
of this Borough.
I will also
keep the Queen's Peace in my own person,
and, all the Articles and all other things fitting
for a Member of this Borough to perform,
well and truly, to the utmost of my power,
observe and keep.
Help Me God.