|12 Kal. Dec.
Further prorogation to 1 May next of the term, namely All Saints' then next following, at which, for the extirpation of the Schism, the pope exhorted kings, prelates, princes and
universities of his obedience to repair to his presence in person, or by their orators and nuncios [see above, f. 114]. Subsequently, on account of what happened in Rome on Aug. 6 last [i.e., the sedition] and the pope's departure thence, from Viterbo, where he was then and is at present residing with his court—thinking that the perils of the roads and the rumour of the said event had flown to parts not only near but remote, and had deterred (deterruisse) and dissuaded (retraxisse) the said kings, etc. from coming or sending,—he prorogued the term to the following feast of St. Martin, requiring a number of prelates who were in Italy to come to his presence before that feast.
Seeing that, as the pope has learned, the rumour of the said event and of his departure from Rome, and the perils of the roads have proved an impediment, although a number of those summoned have come, and that he hopes the security of the roads will meanwhile be provided for, he now, hoping for the extirpation of the Schism by way, not of a General Council but of private (particularis) and faithful counsel, prorogues the said term to 1 May next. Those who come he will receive with fatherly affection, and will accord them a kindly hearing. Ad fut. rei mem. Intenta salutis. [Raynaldi, Annales, an. 1405, § 15, with date VII Kal. Dec. instead of XII Kal. Dec.]