So if one hands over the keys of a wine cellar1 or those of warehouses to a lord or  his procurator, the wines and the goods are taken to be transferred.23If the lord  acts under a mistake but the procurator does not, the lord nevertheless acquires  possession; conversely, if the procurator so acts but the lord does not, he acquires  it nonetheless,4 for it suffices if one does not err. If both act under a mistake it  will be otherwise, for he who errs does not consent.56Whatever a bondsman acquires  rightfully the lord acquires, but what he takes by his wrongful acts does not fall  into the lord's possession since such things are not acquired by reason of his  peculium.78Just as possession may be acquired through a procurator so it may be  transferred. 9If one orders possession to be transferred to another by his procurator  and the donee puts himself into seisin on his own authority, without resort  to the procurator, though it be vacant he will not come into possession rightfully,10  for though the donor could not revoke the gift after livery, he may do so before;11  the gift will therefore be in suspense until he ratifies or revokes it, though it will  be good whether he ratifies it expressly or tacitly: expressly, by saying that he  wishes it; tacitly, by not revoking it in his lifetime.1213If a friend of the vendor  instructed to place the donee in possession does so after the donor's death, but  before he knew of it, without opposition from the heirs, possession will be properly  transferred.14 But if he does so knowing the donor to be dead or knowing the heirs  do not wish it, the livery will not be properly made.15 If the heirs merely pretend  [they were opposed] it will be otherwise. 16It is said above at the beginning,17  with the support of right etc., that unless there is the support of right one is not  taken to possess. [One may not possess] though he stands upon a thing corpore and  animo because of the thing, which cannot be possessed, as a sacred or holy thing,  which no one may possess, whether he is ignorant of its character or not and though  he contemns all religion,18 since it is solely the property of God.19 Also because of  the [the nature of the thing], as a free man, who can in no way be possessed by one  who knows him to be free, though he may by one who believes him to be a bondsman;  his own, not another's.20 Nor may one captured by the enemy possess anything, no  more than may a bondsman, because he is possessed by others.21 Hence, since he  possesses nothing, it follows that he cannot give or transfer anything to another,  nor make what he does not have the property of the taker;22 nor is anything he does  valid while he is within the enemy's power.
Where a gift of a single thing is made to several, together or successively.
 Enough has been said above of how and by what persons possession [is acquired,  and how it] may be retained.23 It remains to be seen what the law is if a gift is made of  one and the same thing to several,