initiator: Guy of Lusignan and Queen Sibylla
recipient: Citizens of Marseille
text: Apr. 24. In the siege camp before Acre. Mindful of the fidelity and service, in persons and goods, of the city of Marseille to the siege of Acre, Guy, per dei gratiam in sancta civitate Ierusalem rex Latinorum VIIIus, and his wife the Lady Queen Sibylla make a sealed grant to the citizens of Marseille and those living within a league [leuga] around, represented by Bertrandus Sardus, Anselmus de Marsilia, Stephanus Iohannis, Raymundus de Posqueires, Basac, Raymundus de Saona, Hugo Ferri nepos Anselmi, Petrus Aunda, Giraldus Aldreer, Galterius Anglicus, Willelmus Berardi Giraldus Catti, Bertrandus Caminali, Willelmus de Posqueres, Pontius de Reuest, Berengerius, Fulco Rostangni and Be. Aunda. Guy and Sibylla give the right to come and go by sea and land with all their goods and with great ships or small coastal ones [ligna parva de riberia], which they can build and refit, free from all dues, including dirictura, terciaria and anchoragia, and freedom to sell to anyone, except that they will owe 1 per cent of the proceeds of sales when they come by sea. They can export wheat or any land produce even if an embargo is in place. They are given a curia in Acre and a vicecomes and consules with jurisdiction over everything except theft, homicide, treason, false moneying and rape [violatio mulierum, quod rat vulgaritur dicitur], which are reserved to the royal court. The vicecomes will swear fealty to the crown and will promise to judge according to the customs of the land [of Jerusalem]. If the men of Montpellier or St Gilles enjoy greater privileges, these will be extended to the citizens of Marseille. Excluded from this freedom is Arnaldus Salomon, his heirs and goods. Witnesses: Comes Iocelinus regius senescalcus; Aymericus regius conestabularius; Vgo Tyberiadensis; Gaufridus Tortus; Galganus de Cheneche; Alelmus Bellus; Raymundus Babin. The charter was drawn up by Petrus regius cancellarius et Tripolitane ecclesie archidiaconus.
Apr. 24. In the siege camp before Acre. Mindful of the fidelity and service, in persons and goods, of the city of Marseille to the siege of Acre, Guy, per dei gratiam in sancta civitate Ierusalem rex Latinorum VIIIus, and his wife the Lady Queen Sibylla make a sealed grant to the citizens of... more
sources: Mayer, UKJ 2:815-18, 855, 981, nos. 479, 515, 603 (RRH no. 697)