county). Therefore we order you, as soon as you have seen these letters, every  occasion etc., to go in your own person to such a place, taking with you the aforesaid  four knights, or two of them if you cannot have all, and see if the same B. is  there in bed and in his languor, as it was adjudged him or not. If you find him there,  make that known to our justices at Westminster by your sealed letters; if not then  cause the aforesaid knights, who were present with you, to appear before our aforesaid  justices on such a day to certify that to our same justices. And meanwhile, by  lawful and discreet men, your bailiffs as well as others, cause watch to be made for  the same B. to see if he returns from such parts or not. If he returns and is found  outside the place where languor was adjudged him, then cause him to be arrested,  so that you may have his body before our aforesaid justices at such a term to answer  as to why etc. 1(or to hear the record and2 his judgment on [his default, why  in]3 the plea which was before our same justices between the aforesaid A. and B.  with respect to so much land with the appurtenances in such a vill, as to which the  same B. essoined himself of bed-sickness against the aforesaid A. so that languor  was adjudged him, he rose without licence from the languor, as the same A. says).  And have there etc. Witness etc. Thus these last clauses may either be added to  the writ or taken by themselves.4
How and when an essoinee ought to come to the Tower of London or send a responsalis.
 At the end of the year after languor, when the essoinee has recovered from languor,  we must see how he ought to come to the Tower, and when, or send a  responsalis because languor has now turned into a dangerous and incurable  disease so that he cannot come in person.5 Also when he ought to rise from his sick  bed, and how, and by what daily journeys, he ought to come to the Tower. It is  clear that when the essoinee has recovered from languor and can come in his own  person, he ought first to calculate reasonable daily journeys, according as he is fully  recovered or has been weakened and debilitated by languor, so that he may come  conveniently [But after he has risen from his bed let him not delay in his own  dwelling beyond one night, [nor] more than one night anywhere on the way.]6 by  reasonable daily journeys to the Tower and be present at the Tower on the last day  of the natural year, which is called the lawful day for appearing at the Tower in any  year, in a leap year as in the other three years preceding.7
6. nec per viam moram . . . noctem; om: Et sic . . . proficiscatur, a connective
7. qui dicitur . . . praecedentibus, from 132, lines 9-11; om: qui dicitur . . . placitandi; F. Schulz has written a learned commentary (Traditio, iii, 265-305) on the pages following to which I am much indebted.