initiator: Patriarch Albert of Antioch, the papal legate
recipient: Hermannus, master of the Knights Templar, and Guérin, master of the Hospital of Saint John of Jerusalem
additional institution: Hospital of Saint John of Jerusalem
text: Jun. 18. Tyre. In the house of the archbishop of Tyre. Patriarch Albert of Antioch, the papal legate, records under his seal and under those of the magistri of the Orders, his arbitration in a number of disputes between frater Hermannus domus Templi magister and frater Garinus domus Hospitalis sancti Johannis magister, with the agreement of their brothers and under threat of a penalty of 1000 marchae argenti. The patriarch records how agreement was reached in the presence of the magistri, making use of a commission consisting of 3 Knights Templar and 3 brothers of the Hospital of St John of Jerusalem. (1). The Knights Templar should also enter into the truce which the Hospital of St John has with the sultan of Aleppo in relation to Gabulum. The Knights Templar will receive half of the [revenues] gained as long as the truce lasts, although this will not apply to the lands the Hospital already hold on either side of the River of Belna. These will be respected by the Templars. (2). When the truce ends the Knights Templar should hold Gabulum and its land, paying the Hospital of St John 1100 Saracen besants annually in 2 instalments, at Christmas and on the Feast of the Nativity of St John the Baptist. (3). In order to defend Gabulum, the Knights Templar and their men will be free to come and go through the gate the Hospital has in the wall that stretches towards the sea near the port of Margatum, by sea, by the road, which runs between the cistern [barquile] and the ravine [ravina] that extends to the sea, and by all the roads nearby. (4). In relation to a truce made with Saona, neither the brothers of the Hospital nor the Knights Templar are held to assist one another if one of the Orders is at war with Saona. (5). The Hospitallers of St John are held to to assist the Knights Templar with costs when they are at war at Gabulum, as is contained in agreements made between frater Gaufridus de Donzon and frater Philippus de Pleseiç, the late magistri of the Hospital of St John and the Knights Templar. (6). Each Order will observe truces made by the other Order with the Saraceni with respect to Gabulum. (7). Should Gabulum come into Christian hands, this agreement will end and the city and its territories will be divided between the Knights Templar and the Hospital of St John in the proportions held by each before it was lost, in the same terms as was laid down in an arbitration undertaken by the late Cardinal Pelagius of Albano with respect to Maraclea. Witnesses: archiepiscopus Tyrensis; episcopus Tripolitanus; episcopus Sydoniensis; episcopus Beritensis; magistri scolarum; magister Obertus canonicus Antiochenus; and others.
Jun. 18. Tyre. In the house of the archbishop of Tyre. Patriarch Albert of Antioch, the papal legate, records under his seal and under those of the magistri of the Orders, his arbitration in a number of disputes between frater Hermannus domus Templi magister and frater Garinus domus Hospitalis... more
sources: Delaville Le Roulx, Cart Hosp 2:455-7, no. 2058 (RRH no. 1043)