Chaucer.—Vltimo die Junij, anno regni Regis Ricardi secundi secundo, Ricardus Goodchild et Johannes Groue, armurer, recognouerunt subsequens scriptum esse factum suum, in hec verba:
Nouerint vniuersi nos, Ricardum Goodchild, coteler, et Johannem Groue, armurer, ciues Londonie, remisisse, relaxasse, et imperpetuum pro nobis, heredibus, et executoribus nostris quietum clamasse Galfrido Chaucer, armigero, omnimodas acciones, querelas, et demandas quas versus dictum Galfridum vnquam habuimus, habemus, seu aliquo modo habere poterimus, vel aliquis nostrum habere poterit infuturum, racione alicuius transgressionis, conuencionis, contractus, compoti, debiti, vel alterius rei cuiuscumque, realis vel personalis, inter nos et predictum Galfridum vel aliquem nostrum inite vel facte a principio mundi vsque in diem confeccionis presencium. In cuius rei testimonium presentibus sigilla nostra apposuimus. Datum Londonie, vicesimo octauo die mensis Junij, anno regni Regis Ricardi secundi a Conquestu quarto.
Chaucer. —On the last day of June, in the second year of the reign of King Richard II, Richard Goodchild and John Grove, armorer, recognized the following writing to be their deed, in these words:
Let all know that we, Richard Goochild, coteler, and John Grove, armorer, citizens of London, have remitted, released, and quitclaimed in perpetuity for ourselves, heirs, and our executors Geoffrey Chaucer, esq., all manner of actions, complaints and commitments that we ever had, have, or in some way could have against the said Geoffrey, or one of us could have in the future, by reason of any trespass, agreement, contract, account, debt, or whatever other matters, real or personal, between us and the aforementioned Geoffrey or that one of us begins or makes, from the beginning of the world down to the day of making the present things. In testimony of which situation we have appended our seals to the present things. Given in London, the twenty-eighth day of the month of June, in the fourth year of the reign of King Richard II from the Conquest.