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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.4

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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.4
page 203



fhoùld have drawn off the greater part of the garrifon, as they were doing fay little and little, and until fir John Devereux had left it under the command of Phillip Manfel, who had but a hun-dred companions one with the other. At this rime, a citizen called John Candorier*, mayor of the town, aflèmbled a meeting of thofe that were more inclined to the French than to the - Englifh, and addrcfled them : ^ c Gentle firs, wc fee our neighbours taking part with the French on all fides of us, and we (hall foon be fo in-dofed that we fhall not know which way to turn ourfelves, nor even to go out of our town. It would therefore be expedient, as the moment feems favourable, to confider in what manner we may bé able to gaiapofleflion of the caille, which has fo much annoyed and vexed us, for the gar-rifon is now much weakened. Phillip Manfel is not very crafty. I will therefore tell him 1 have Received orders from tie king of England, which command me to arm and mufter ail the inhabi-tants of the town in a place which I will name, but that I muft know the number of the garrifon as well as the townfmen, fo that I may be enabled to fend him an exa& account. I will defire him m march out of the caftle and make his mufter be-' fore me, which I am perfuaded he will do. Wc will then have provided an ambufcade among the old ruins, on the ootfide of the caftle, of two hundred companions, who, when the garrifon have f ' * 1 1,1 • Ctodoricr. He was called Chaudron before. "***• marched


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