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Roger De Hoveden
The Annals vol.2., From A.D. 1180 To A.D. 1201.


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Roger De Hoveden
The Annals vol.2., From A.D. 1180 To A.D. 1201.
page 385

The Letter of Hubert, archbishop of Canterbury, to the officers of the archbishopric of York. " Hubert, by the grace of God, archbishop of Canterbury, primate of all England, and legate of the Apostolic See, to his dearly beloved sons in Christ, the officers of the archbishopric of York, health in the Lord. W e have received letters from our lord the pope to the following effeet :—' Celestinus, the bishop, servant of the servants of God, to his venerable brother Hubert, archbishop of Canterbury, and legate of the Apostolic See, health, and the Apostolic benediction. On your part it was alleged, in our presence, that there are many in England who have assumed the cross of our Lord, in order that they might visit the sepulchre of the Lord, and give opportune aid to that holy land upon which had stood the feet of our Lord ; and although they are in a position to be able to fulfil their vow, still, to the danger of their souls, they are withholding themselves therefrom. There are some also, who, although they have assumed the cross, are still unable to fulfil the vow they have undertaken in such manner as they ought, in consequence of poverty, infirmity of body, or other just cause. But, inasmuch as your brotherhood has thought proper to consult us with reference to what was to be done with these, we do, on the authority of these presents, give you for answer, and by these ApostoBcal writings enjoin you, that all those who have taken such vow as above-stated, and have means enough to enable them to do the same, unless they shaB have a just reason to prevent them from so doing, you will, by ecclesiastical censure, all power of appeal removed, compel to perform the vow which they are said gratuitously to have made. But as to those who, through poverty and infirmity of body, or any other just impediment, are unable, as they ought, to fulfil a vow which they are known to have taken, we do will that when the truth as to these matters shaB have been declared unto you, enjoining on them a suitable penance, you shall give them leave to remain; strictly enjoining them that, as soon as fuB Bberty shall have been given them of carrying out their vow, they are without delay not to postpone doing the same. But as to those who, on account of infirmity, you shall be satisfied cannot possibly, under any circumstances, in their own persons fulfil their vows, let them send one fit and proper person, or more (according as their means will allow), beyond

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