initiator: Guy of Lusignan and Queen Sibylla
recipient: Pisan commune
text: Nov. 19. In the siege camp before Acre. Guy, per dei gratiam in sancta civitate Iherusalem Latinorum rex VIIIus, and his wife Queen Sibylla confirm under seal for the Pisan commune its possession of land in Acre with houses, churches, ovens, a bath house and all buildings established between Caput Furoris as far as the door of [the church of] St Andrew and outside the door as far as the tarsana, the sea and the cathena, and on the other side from the water of the port as far as shore of the burgus novus along the road [via] that runs from the Caput Furoris, past the house of Guidotta in a straight line as far as the shore of the burgus novus and as far as the commandery [domus] of the Knights Templar, saving the rights of the Templars, the Hospitallers and the church of St Anne. Guy and Sibylla also give the commune of the Pisans all the houses it possesses in the burgus novus and in any other part of Acre; in the neighbourhood of the city, Cabor, a garden which belonged to Antelmus, and a second mill on the river of Acre, which is next to the Gate/church [partem]  of St Nicholas. They concede to the Pisans and their commune in Acre the right to use weights and measures [statera et pensae et modia et mensurae] for wine and oil and all other things in sales to other persons. They also confirm for the commune of the Pisans in Acre freedom of entry into and departure from the kingdom of Jerusalem by land and sea, and a free curia. All Pisans and those leased houses by them, whether scapuli, burgenses, milites, comiti or of any lay condition whatever, should be judged in the Pisan curia, except for cases involving feoda or assisiae, which should be judged in the curiae of the lords [domni]. Otherwise no Pisan shall be subject to the jurisdiction of the royal curia in Acre or elsewhere throughout the kingdom. The Pisan consuls can exact talia on the houses of Pisan burgenses situated outside the Pisan quarter [extra honorem Pisani communis] and the king cannot exact it; nor can he impose tersaria or any other dues [dricture] because of military or other needs. Guy and Sibylla concede to the Pisans the right to have a vicecomes or consul to run their curia in Acre, the right to place their own men in the catena, funda and gates of the city of Acre to look after Pisans and those who rent properties from them, who are to be free from any attempt by king’s men or those of any baro to tax them on entry and departure. The Pisans are to be free from charges on shipwreck and from any charge on houses, ovens, the bath house, casalia, mills and weights and measures [statera, et pensae et modia et mensurae] in Acre. The heirs of Pisans who die can recover their feoda and assisiae. The Pisans have the right to have their own churches and their liberties and Guy and Sibylla promise at assist them in any dispute with other churches in Acre. These concessions are to remain in force as long as the Pisans favour the rights of Guy and Sibylla and they will in future be freed from all servicia for the gifts that have been made to them. Witnesses: Domnus Gaufridus de Lesegnan; domnus Gazellus de Tyro; domnus Aimericus, regius conestabulus; domnus Balianus de Ibelino; domnus Hugo de Tabaria; domnus Wuillelmus de Tabaria; domnus Gaufridus Tortus; filius ejus Gaufridus; domnus Galganus de Cheneche. The charter was drawn up by domnus Petrus regius cancellarius et Tripolitane ecclesie archidiaconus.
Nov. 19. In the siege camp before Acre. Guy, per dei gratiam in sancta civitate Iherusalem Latinorum rex VIIIus, and his wife Queen Sibylla confirm under seal for the Pisan commune its possession of land in Acre with houses, churches, ovens, a bath house and all buildings established between Caput... more
sources: Mayer, UKJ 2:804-8, 854, 981, nos. 476, 512, 601 (RRH no. 684)