in testaments, where seven witnesses are necessary, and elsewhere in many places.]  1A. offered himself on the fourth day against B. who essoined himself etc. (as  above). And B. did not come nor did the knights who viewed him except only two,  namely C. and D. And therefore let E. and F., who did not come, be attached to be  present on such a day etc. (as above). [The same] day will be given the party and  the parceners. Afterwards let them be attached by better pledges. And let the matter  proceed to distraint, as above, until all come and attest together.2 The writs may  be drawn in accordance with what is said above by way of example. [If], when the  four knights have once been sent to view [and] before they view, or after they view  [but] before they testify, one or two or three die, others must be substituted in their  place,3 that all may then view together, by this writ:
If one of the viewers is infirm or incapacitated, let another be put in his place.
 The king to the sheriff, greeting. We order you to put another knight (or other  knights) in the place of C., one of the viewers4 of the infirmity by which B. of N.  in our court etc. (as above),5 who is dead (or infirm, or so weakened that he cannot  make a journey, or thus: in the place of C., one of the viewers6 who is dead,  and that of D., a second viewer who is infirm and so weakened or incapacitated that  he cannot make a journey, and send him (or them) together with E. and F. of  N., first sent to the aforesaid B. to see whether the infirmity by which the aforesaid  B. in our court etc. essoined himself of bed-sickness against the aforesaid A. with  respect to a plea of land in N. is languor or not etc. (as above in the first original  writ).7 If one or two, as was said above, are not dead or incapacitated, but for some  necessary reason have left the county, so that the others, because of their default,  cannot make the view or attest, let others then be put in their places who may make  the view, and let it then be said, that in place of C. and D., viewers of the infirmity  by which etc., put other knights and send them together with such others etc. (as  above, up to the clause or send instead a sufficient responsalis). And then let there  be added at the end the reason why those first sent could not view the infirm man,  for the default of C. and D.