John, earl of Warenne, writes to his lord, Sir Edward, king of [England], lord of Ireland and duke of Aquitaine, noting that the bishop of Glasgow, the earl of Carrick and the steward of Scotland ought to come to him […] this Thursday before the feast of St Laurence, to complete the covenants which were treated of between Sir Henry de Percy … And, as soon as these things are done, he will advance into the country.
Be informed that the earl [of] Strathearn has taken Macduff and his two sons and Warenne has sent to demand them. He will have them here at Berwick on the eve of St Laurence and when Macduff shall come, he shall be treated as one ought to treat cheats and traitors.
He has sent to take Sir Henry de Lazom, who is in the king’s castle of Aberdeen, and there makes a great lord of himself.
Sir William Douglas is in the king’s castle of Berwick, in irons, because he did not produce his hostages on the day appointed for him.