3.  General Admonition

 We advise princes, counts, greater and lesser barons, archbishops, bishops, abbots, and all those who have subject to them citizens, burgesses, peasants and men of any sort that they should treat them decently [humane] and adhere to the principles of mercy [misericordia], particularly when collecting the tax [debitum adiutorium] owed, they should demand this in moderation, for [by doing this] they render thanks to God and great joy to us, under whose power and rule Divine providence has subjected both prelate and subject.  If this should be neglected, it will be examined by our solicitude with a view to reforming for the better what has been done ill.