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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.3

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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.3
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who clearly and decidedly gave his opinion, that the prince his fon, in the names of God and St. George, fliould undertake the reftoration of don Pedro to his heritage, from which he had been driven unjuftly, and, as it would appear, fraudulently. In thefe let* ters, mention was alfo made, that the king thought himfelf obliged, from certain treaties which had been formerly entered into between him and his coufin don Pedro, to grant him help and fuccour, in cafe he fhould be required fo to do. He ordered all his vaffals, and entreated his friends to help and affift the prince of Wales, by every means in their power, throughout this affyr, in the fame manner as if he himfelf were prefent. When the barons of Acquitaine had heard thefe letters read, and the commands and requefts of the king and of the prince their lord, they cheerfully made the following anfwer : c Sir, we will heartily obey the commands of the king our fovereign lord. It is but juft that we fhould be obedient both to him and to you : this we will do, and will attend you and don Pedro upon this expedition ; but we wifh to know from whom we are to have our pay, as it is not cuftomary for men at arms to leave their ha-bitations to carry on a war in a foreign country without receiving wages/ The prince, on hearing this, turned towards doa Pedro, and faid ; ' Sir king, you hear what our peo-i pie fay : it is for you to give them an anfwer ; for it behoves you to do fo who are about to lead them into aftion/ Don Pedro made the following reply to the prince : 6 My dear coufin, as long as my gold, a37


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