That on the one hand, the general welfare may be promoted and preserved, and the dependence and obedience of the subjects to their lawful lords, which is necessary for tranquility, be established, and on the other hand, that subjects be protected against any abuse by the manorial authority – Be it enacted:
1. Every subject shall obey and submit to the commands of the Crown services and the orders of the manorial lords and their officials.
2. No subject shall be judge in his own case, but shall carry any complaint to the lawful authorities, and act as instructed by them.
3. A person disobeying such instructions is to be punished as ordered by the manorial authority unless a penalty has already been imposed on him by a higher instance.
4. Persons inciting others to disobedience or combining with them to that purpose are to be regarded as principal offenders.
5. Before any subject is punished, his offense shall be recited to him in the local Court in the presence of the magistrate or of two neighbors, and his defense heard. If his defense is untenable, or if his offense is proved by witnesses, the authority shall impose on him a punishment appropriate to the offense.
6. A record must be drawn up stating the offense, indictment and all attendant circumstances, and the sentence. This shall be read aloud and signed by the neighbors convoked for the purpose.