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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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guarded by the townfmen, for there was not i gen^ tleman in it. They fent their fcouts to examine the place, who brought information that it was firf-ficiently ftrong, and that without a fiege they could not well gain it. The leaders immediately called a toundl, to fee what was beft to be done ; and they ' refolved in this council, that it would be wrong for • them to flop-at this place, which would ihterfere ' with their intentions regarding DtrmeL t They therefore continued their march : it was but early morning : and they had not advanced more than a league from the place before they tnet four carriers ' horfes laden with provifion, who were immediately flopped and feized. They inquired "whence they • came, and whither they were going. The carriers truly anfwered, that they had come frotft Toûloufe, and were going to Moiffac, with the intent of felling ; their provifion. They wre then queftioned as to the eftate of that town, and what was the force wkhiitit-The carriers, not daring to tell a lie, faid, that the town was much diftrefled by a fearôty, afcd they did not believe there were in it provifions for four • days, if they fhould be befieged ; and that there were no gentlemen in it, nor had it any defenders but the citizens. The chiefs then called a council, and determined not to march further till they fhould have con-quered this town. They returned, and, keeping the provifion for themfeives, gave the carriers their horfes, telling them to go feek for more. They halted before Moiflac, and encamped as if they meant to fix their quarters before it for a month : this "43^


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