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)