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SIR JOHN FROISSART Chronicles of England, France, Spain and the adjoining countries from the latter part of the reign of Edward II to the coronation of Henry IV. Vol.2

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SIR JOHN FROISSART
Chronicles of England, France, Spain and the adjoining countries from the latter part of the reign of Edward II to the coronation of Henry IV. Vol.2
page 191



Uirn, and one of bin privy cotmfellors. I will let you free upon your honour, if you will go to the duke, and obtain from him a paflport for royfelf and twenty others, that we may ride through France, as far as Calais, paying courteoufly for whatever we may want: if, therefore, yop obtain this from the king, I fliall hold you free from your ranfom, and alfo be much obliged to you ; for I have a great defire to fee the king of England, and will not remain in any town more than one night. If you cannot accomplifh it, you will return in a month to this fortrefs, as to your prifon/ The knight fet out for Paris, and, having ob-tained from the duke the paflport, returned with it, to fir Walter at Aiguillon, who acquitted him of his ranfom. Sir Walter, fliortly afterward, fet out with twenty horfe, and took his road through Auvergne. He told every where who he was, and, at every place he flopped, fhewed his paflport, and was direfitjy fet at liberty ; but at Orleans he was arretted, al-though he (hewed his papers, and from thence con-duced to Paris, where he was confined in the pri-fon of the Chfttelet. When the duke of Normandy heard of it, he went immediately to the king, and remotiftrated with him on the fubjeéi, becaufe fir Waiter Manny had had his paflport through his means, and de-manded that he (hould, as foon as poflible, be fet at liberty ; othervvife it would be faid that he had betrayed him. The king anfwered, that he in-tended putting him to depth, for he looked upon bim 178


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