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In this, one of the earliest agreements between Lübeck and Denmark, the Danes grant variety of market and trading privileges to the German merchants.

SOURCE: John Gade. The Hanseatic Control of Norwegian Commerce During the Late Middle Ages. Leiden: E.J. Brill, 1951. p. 15.
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Page 15

Upon the Skaanör and Falsterbo markets the Lübeckers may unhindered buy and sell, and engage such a bailiff as they choose, who will render judgement between them, except in "blue and bloody" cases. They may engage in retail trade by payment of the customary taxes, which may be paid up to the time when the first cart touches the water's edge on its way with supplies to a vessel. Accusations made by royal officials must be refuted by oath, attested to by countrymen. Property of a deceased belongs to his rightful heirs. Forcible removal is only permissible when the accused has been caught red-handed. Every vessel arriving may discharge freely on the beach and all goods purchased may by taken away unhindered. On the Lübeck concession merely such vessels may lie as are permitted by the Lübeck bailiff. Beer may be sold by the bottle and the booths will belong to the heirs (of a deceased) as soon as royal taxes have been paid.