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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.8

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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.8
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Pontevedra, have feat to us feven of your brother townfmen, and perfons in whom I am fatisfied yon have confidence: they have told us, that you are willing to fubmit yourfelves to the duke and duchefs of Lancafter, on the fame terms which thofe of Corunna have obtained, but that you wifh to have no other governors but yourfelves.: Now tell me, I beg of you, what fovereignty my lord would have if he had not his own officers in the town ? When you pleafed you would acknowledge him for your king, and when you pleafed difavow him. Know, that it is my intention, as vteH as that of thofe around me, to give you a wife, vali-ant and prudent governor, who will defend you and do amplejuftice to all alike, and I mean to thruft out the officers of the king of Caftille : let me hear, therefore, if you confent to thefe terms, for fuch are our fixed resolutions.* * They requefted leave to confult together, and, having done fo, replied ; ' My lord, we have the ftiMeft confidence in you, but we are afraid of pillagers ; for we have formerly been fa ill treated by perfons of that defcription, when fir Bertrand du Guefclin and the Bretons firft came hither : they left us not a rag, and we are in dread of the like happening again/ € You need not/ faid fir Thomas, c for no pil-lager fhall ever enter your town. You fhall lofe nothing by us : all we want is your obedience.9 This fpeech fettled the bufinefs, and fir Thomas and his company entered the town, his army taking up their quarters, in tents and huts without the walls. ' VOL. VIII. G The SI


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