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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
page 49



It happened that the king was in great want of money to pay. the men at arms he was fending to Caftille which fey treaty he was bound to do. He ordered the receiver at Paris to prepare a {mm of one hundred thoufand francs; for he was anxious to affift, in his neceflity, don John of Caftille, and dearly Ihewed for what ufe he in-tended this money. The receiver replied to the letters from the king, and to thofe who had brought them, in a very civil manner, faying, that in truth he had money fufiicient, but that he could not pay any of it without the confent ioidpermifiion of the town of Paris. Thefe words Tid not pleafe the king, who declared he would remedy all this as foon as he fhould be able. He found the money elfewhere, through the afliftance of the principal towns in Picardy. - This caufed a great coolnefs between the king and the Parifians. He never came to Paris, but refided at Meaux, Senlis, Compeigne, and in thofe parts, to the great difpleafure of the Pari-sians. The greateft refouroe they had was in • the duke of Anjou for their fafety: he already figned hamfelfking of Sicily and Jerufalem, and had borne the arms. . The duke commonly refided at Paris, becaufe there was much money kept there, and to pre-vent the king from receiving any of it, that he might be the better fupplied for his projected en-4erprife in Italy he was collecting money from «11 parts, and it was faid the fum he had at Ro-*$uemonr*, near Avignon, was not lefs than two * Roquemaur,—two leagues from Avignon. D 2 ' " millions 35


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