has been appealed of rape by a woman and the deed is of recent occurrence, as  may often be ascertained by certain signs, as where the hue has been raised and  recently pursued, or1 her garments are torn, or1 if not torn, stained with blood,2  let the appellee be attached by four or six pledges, or more if that many may be  found, or if not, by at least two, that he be etc., as above.3 But if the deed is not  recent, nor was the hue recently raised, nor do signs sufficient to raise a presumption  appear, it suffices if the appellee is attached4 by two pledges.
Of breach of the peace and wounding.
 This is their official duty 5[If one has been appealed of breach of the peace and  wounding, the wound must first be viewed, and if it is a dangerous one and the  appellee is present let him be arrested at once and kept in custody until it is clear  whether the wounded man can recover or not. If he cannot and dies, let the appellee  be kept6 in prison; if he recovers, let the appellee be attached by four or more pledges,  according as the wound is serious or slight: if it is mayhem, by many pledges, that7  there may be good security; if the wound is slight, two pledges are sufficient. 8If  the appellee is a stranger and unknown, coming from afar, as a traveller, or if because  of lack of friends he cannot find pledges,9 let his pledge be the gaol,10 which  is assigned for his custody and not for his punishment.]11
Of the duty of the
[coroner and] sheriff in an appeal of breach of the peace and wounding; and of the measuring of wounds.  when one has appealed another of breach of the peace and wounding. They ought  to view the said wounds, measure their length and depth, ascertain in what part of  the body they are, whether on the head or elsewhere, and by what weapons they  were inflicted.12 They shall have all these matters enrolled with the sheriff as witness  if he is present at the inquest, or at least in the county court. If an appeal is made in  the county court
If the wound is dangerous let the appellees be put in prison, nor are they to be released on finding pledges; but we must see in whose prison they are to be kept, that is, in the prison of him who has the power of judging such men.
 of homicide or breach of the peace13 and dangerous wounding, let those appealed  be arrested at once, thrust into prison, and kept there until [convicted] or delivered  by judgment, [or released by the king on finding pledges,14 or if they are clerks, of  whatever order or dignity, until they are claimed by court christian.]15[Let those  appealed as accessories be safely attached until those appealed as principals are  convicted.]1617[But we must see in whose prison they ought to remain once they  have been arrested. If they are arrested for theft or homicide or some other felony