him to appear on such a day etc., and let the sheriff then be there to hear his judgment  as to this, that he did not attach the same B. as he was ordered. Let the enrolment  be in this form with respect to all the other returns of the sheriff mentioned above.  The form of the writ which follows such an enrolment is this.
Writ for attaching, in several ways, sicut alias or pluries, where the sheriff has been negligent.
 The king to the sheriff, greeting. We order you, as at another time we ordered you,  to put A. by gage and safe pledges to be present on such a day etc. (as above) to  answer such a one with respect to such a personal plea, (or in another way: We order  you, as at another time we ordered you, to distrain such one by his lands and chattels  in your bailiwick to be before our justices on such a day to answer B. with respect to  such a personal plea, or such other, according to the form of the original writ) as to  which you have sent word to our aforesaid justices at such a place that our writ for  attaching the aforesaid B. came to you so late that you were unable to execute our  order, [though] it was alleged there that you received it in good time and at such an  hour that you could have carried out that order. (Or thus: that you received it in full  county court where the aforesaid B. was present etc., as above.) And you are to be  there to hear your judgment as to this, that you did not attach the aforesaid B. to  be present at such a day as you were ordered. And have there the names of the pledges  and this writ. Witness etc. If on that day he does not make the attachment or excuse1  himself he will remain in mercy.
 The sheriff is often excused because of lack of power, because3 he cannot enter liberties  without a warrant except on the default of those who have the liberties and the  returns of writs.4 Hence if the sheriff is ordered to attach such a one, resident within  such liberties, since he may not enter let him make returns of writs by the bailiffs of the  aforesaid liberty, and let him order them to execute the order of the lord king. The  bailiffs then either execute the order or do nothing. If they execute it completely the  sheriff will thereby be discharged. If they do nothing, it suffices to excuse the sheriff  if he sends word to the justices that the bailiffs were ordered to do it. In that case,  when the bailiffs have done nothing, the sheriff will be ordered, because of their  default, not to omit on account of such a liberty from attaching such a one to be etc.  Thus the sheriff, when he has a warrant, may enter liberties, which otherwise would  not be allowed him. Let the enrolment be as follows: