Documents inedits, IV, XXXIX, 49-50.
We, the mayor and aldermen of Amiens, make known to all that since a disagrement had arisen between the reverend father Geoffrey, by the grace of God bishop of Amiens, on the one hand, and us, on the other, concerning the custom of the Respite of Saint Firmin the Martyr, for which the bishop requires four deniers of each man of the commune who buys or sells in Amiens; and [from] the wife when the husband is dead two deniers, and the names of each man written in the list of the Martyr for their relief, concerning this, with the counsel and assembly of the men worthy of God, and of the chapter of Amiens, it was ordained between us and the bishop in this manner, that each man and woman shall pay for their respite each year as their due at the feast of Saint Firmin Martyr three deniers. And in this manner each shall be quit of toll, and neither the bishop nor the chapter can constrain anyone to pay the respite until two weeks after the feast. And if the man or the woman dies, whichever it is, the surviver will pay three deniers ... etc. And let it be known that for this thing the bishop has received from the community of the city 180 pounds of Paris for the benefit of the treasury. Done and sealed with the seal of the community, in the year of grace 1226 in the month of November.....