Pope Lucius III writes to the abbot of Meaux and the priors of Guisborough and Kelso, informing them that he has received a letter from the abbots of Newhouse and Thornton and the prior of Ormsby, which related that when, on the basis of a letter bearing the name of Pope Alexander [III], these men wished to investigate the case between the canons of Warter and Jedburgh regarding the cell of Liddel, the abbot of Jedburgh, seeing a copy of the purported papal letter, questioned its authenticity. Upon demand, he offered a pledge that its authenticity would be revealed under examination by the apostolic see. The abbot of Warter, unwilling to offer a similar pledge, appealed to the apostolic see. Representatives of each party appeared before the pontiff with a letter from the above-mentioned abbots and prior and with the purported papal letter, which was then declared a forgery. Pope Lucius commands that anyone caught using it should be deposed from his office and placed in a monastery to do penance. Unless the abbot of Warter swears before the addressees, with four compurgators, that he did not use the false letter knowing it to be a forgery, he should be suspended until he seeks pardon at the Roman church. The representatives of each party have asked for a judgment, and they are to hear the case and render a decision. If either side appeals, witnesses are to be heard and their testimony sealed and sent to the pope. If they cannot be present throughout all that is to be done, the proceedings can be carried out by two of them.