of the same A. and the same A. brought to the same archdeacon and his official our  writ of prohibition forbidding them to hold that plea, and brought to the said B. the  parson another writ forbidding him to sue, and afterwards, because they refused to  desist, brought our writ for attaching them, the archdeacon, the official, and the  parson, in order fraudulently to stay the progress of our prohibition which the same  A. sued, gave such a bishop to understand that the same A. was excommunicated  and had contumaciously continued in that excommunication for forty days and  more. At their fraudulent suggestion the same bishop impetrated from us our writ  to arrest A. for the aforesaid reason. And because his fraud ought not to protect or  help anyone, we order you not to arrest A. by reason of our writ which came to you  ordering his arrest, by which he may be further impeded in the prosecution of his  cause, and if he has been arrested for the aforesaid reason, cause him to be delivered  without delay. And if the aforesaid archdeacon, official and parson have a lay fee in  your bailiwick, and the same A. has made you secure with respect to the prosecution  of his claim, then put them by gage and safe pledges to appear before us at such a  place and on such a day to answer therefor. And have there etc. Witness etc.1
When one has been rightfully excommunicated.
 When one has been rightfully excommunicated, his deserts requiring it, and has been  arrested and imprisoned by the order of the ordinary, he must not be delivered by the  lord king or any other until he has given adequate satisfaction to God and the church.  But if, after he has done so, or given security that he will obey the law and give adequate  satisfaction, the ordinary maliciously causes him to be detained in prison, his  delivery will then be a matter for the king, because of the malice, provided that satisfaction  or sufficient security for satisfaction has been given, for his delivery ought  not to be made except after the king has received the ordinary's letters acknowledging  satisfaction. In that case let a writ be drawn to the sheriff in this form.
For the delivery from arrest of one who, though rightfully excommunicated, is prepared to satisfy God and the church.
 The king to the sheriff, greeting. It has been show us on the part of A., who was  excommunicated because his deserts required it, and who, because of his manifest  contumacy, because for forty days and more he contumaciously continued in that  excommunication, was arrested by our order and kept in our prison until he had given  adequate satisfaction to God and the church,