"No constable or other bailiff of ours shall take grain or other
chattels of any one without immediately paying therefor in money
(denarios), unless by the will of the seller he may secure postponement
"No sheriff or bailiff of ours, or any other person, shall take
the horses or carts of any freeman for carrying service, except by the
will of that freeman.
"Neither we nor our bailiffs will take some one else's wood for
[repairing] castles or for doing any other work of ours, except by the
will of him to whom the wood belongs.
"No freeman shall be arrested, or detained in prison, or deprived
of his freehold, or outlawed, or banished, or in any way molested; and
we will not set forth against him nor send against him, unless by the
lawful judgment of his peers and by the law of the land.
"To no one will we sell, to no one will we deny or delay right or
--- The Magna Charta
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