Reading 33: On the Census-Taker (Argentarius)
He shall seek and receive taxes and land tributes and lesser dues coming to the abbey. He shall render an account for a comprehensive reckoning of all minutas (petty expenses) and expenses of the abbacy, which have not been delegated to others, and of the buildings. He himself shall see to the needs of the horses of the guests and of the canons staying outside the cloister. At the behest of the steward his shall be the entire care for the outside family (lay servants?) and the small necessary expenses of the abbey, and he shall supply substitutes in case he is absent.