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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.6

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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.6
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of the foïdiers and mm at arms.1 c And what fnm are you wiling -to-pay weekly?' Such a Aim/ replied the Parifians, ' as we (hall agree upon.' The lord de Coucy managed them fo well, by handfome fpeeehes, that they confented to tax themfelves, and pay weekly into the hands of a receiver whom they would appoint ten thou-fand francs. Upon this, the lord de Coucy left them and returned to Meaux in Brie, to lay be-fore the king and his uncles the propofitions they had made. ' • The king was advifed to accept this offer of the Parifians, as thebeft thing he could do; for from this beginning, though fmali, all thé other towns would follow the example, and when times fliould alter they might then change their meafures. The lord de Goucy returned to Paris, and brought with him the king's pardon to the Pa-rifians, on condition of their obferving the pro-pofitions they had made. This they promifed, and appointed a receiver, to whom was paid, every week, the fixed fum in florins ; but it was not to be carried from Paris, except for the pay-ment of thofe men at arms who fhoiitd be in ac-tual fervice, and neither the king nor his uncles were to have any concern with it, nor was it to be otherwife employed. Affairs remained thus for fome little time, and the Parifians were quiet: but the king did not return to Paris, which much difpleafed the in-habitants. ' Rouen likewife vças in a ftate of rebellion^ and VOL. VI. " C - from 17


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