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in proper order, with their wardens, and bands of music.

The following Companies form themselves into order of procession

upon this occasion :

The Blacksmiths' company, incorporated 20th Elizabeth,

1578. Braziers' company, incorporated in Henry VIth's reign. .Butchers' company, incorporated 3rd James I. 1605. Carpenters' company incorporated Edward IV. 1477. Clock-makers' company, incorporated 7th Charles I.

1632. Coach-makers' company, incorporated 29th Carolus II.

1677. Coopers' company, incorporated 16th Henry VII.

1501. Cordwainers' company, incorporated 3rd James I.

1605.
Curriers' company, incorporated 3rd James I. 1605.
Drapers' company, incorporated 17th of Henry VI.
Farriers' company, incorporated 25th Charles II. 1670.
Felt-makers or Hatters' company, incorporated 2nd

James I. 1604.
Glaziers' company, incorporated Charles I. 1637.

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The Goldsmiths' company, incorporated in 1327, by letters

patent.
Grocers' company, incorporated 20th Edward III. 1346.
Haberdashers' company, incorporated 26th of Henry VI.
Inn-holders' company, incorporated 6th Henry VIII.

1514.
Joiners' company, incorporated 11th Elizabeth, 1569.
Mercers' company, incorporated 17th of Richard II.
Merchant Tailors' company, incorporated in Edward

the IVth's reign.
Painters' company, incorporated Charles I. 1637.
Sadlers'

company, incorporated 1st Edward I. 1272.
Skinners' company, incorporated in 1327, Edward III.
Vintners' company, incorporated by King Henry III.
Weavers' company.

They proceed from the Guild-hall towards the Parish church, preceded by trumpets, drums, and bands of martial music playing in full unison. They separate themselves on each side of the street, whilst the worshipful the mayor, the nobility, and gentry pass between them, and enter the transcept of the Parish church, where, after divine service is performed, and an appropriate sermon preached on the occasion, by the chaplain of the guild mayor, the mayor proceeds in due order from his throne in the church, and is received at the door

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