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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.9

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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.9
page 55



Ventadour, feemfed willing to accept his terms, and receive, in one fum, two hundred and fifty thoufand francs. On payment of this fum, they were all to quit the country, which would glad-ly have ieen them depart ; for the inhabitants could not till the earth, nor carry on trade, for fear of thefe pillagers, unlefs they had en-tered into compofition with them, according to their wealth and rank; and thefè composi-tions amounted, in the year, to as much as was now demanded for the evacuation of the forts. Although thefe garrifons made war under pre-text of being Englifh, there were very few of that nation ; but the greater part Gafcons, Ger-mans and Foixiens, and from different coun-tries, who had united together to do mifchief. When this treaty had been fully concluded with all the captains, except Geoffry Tête-noir, the count d'Armagnac entreated the count dauphin d'Auvergne, who was a great baron and able negotiator, to join him in this treaty, and from his affection to him, to undertake a jour-ney to Paris, to the king and the dukes of Berry and Burgundy, who at that time governed the kingdom, to explain what he had done in regard to thefe free companions, and to have their con-fent; for without their orders the fum of money to pay them could not be raifed in the country. The count dauphin complied with this re-queft, and rode to Paris ; but the king was gone to Rouen, whither the count followed him. He there explained to the king and his council the Hate "42


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