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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 67



vantages of this alliance, and its convettiency té both parties- • ' • Bertaido, who, the preceding day, had formed his plan, anfwered as follows: * My fair firs, I and toy daughter Ihail hold ourfelves much ho-noured by fo noble an alliance as the one you have propofed ; • and when fuch patters are brought forward, the Ms delay afterward the better. I fay this, becaufe an . alliance by marriage, be-tween fo powerful and renowned a lord as count Reginald de Gueldres, with Mary, my daugh* 1er, pleafes me right well. You require that his eftate, which is now much entangled, by his debts to Lombards and others, fhould be cleared by this marriage, and every incum-brance done away. Thanks to God, I have the ability as well as inclination fo to do; but I muft firft fee.the following fettlements fairly en* groffed and fealed, fo that, hereafter, no con-tention enfue between any of the parties : firft, my daughter's children (hall inherit the country of Gueldres, comprehended within its prefent limits ; and, if my lord Reginald fhould die before her, without having any heirs from her body, (he (hall peaceably retain the pofleflion of that country during her life, and then it may revert to the next lawful heir. If it fhould hap-pen that my daughter have an heir or heirs by my much honoured prince, count Reginald, and (he die before him, the count de Gueldres fliall not, on account of any fecondary marriage, 4i (inherit, or otherwife deprive the heir or heirs of my daughter of the fucceffion of Gueldres, I confent, however, that if it fhall be.his good pleafure . "54


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