Rex vicecomiti N. salutem. Praecipe A. quod juste et sine
dilatione reddat B. centum solidos quos ei debit et injuste detinet ut
dicet. Et nisi fecerit etc.
Translation: The king to the
sheriff of N., greeting. Command A.
that justly and without delay he render to B. one hunderd shillings
which he owes to him and unjustly withholds, as he says. And if
he will not do so etc.
Source: J.H. Baker,
Introduction to English Legal History (Appendix)