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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
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lof again for Montferrant, which was fourteen long league* xliftant; but they had very good paff-ports, which permitted them to pafs and repafs. Geronnet, on learning.that they had returned with the money, was much pleafed : he fent fbr • thofe to whom fir John Bonne-lance had directed : him to pay it, and faid to them,—« Count it : you will 'find the purfe contains two thoufand two hundred &ancs, which is all we are to give you/ After this, jhe paid liberally, and to the fatisfaction of all, the expenfes they had been at. When this was done, Geronnet borrowed and hired horfes and men to conduct them to Chaluçet, fir John Bonne-lance having received a certificate of the ranfom being paid. I am ignorant whether fir John Bonne-lance fent for this money or left it in Montferrant, trailing to the ftrength of the place; for fir Peter de Giac, at that time chancellor of France, had there depofited his wealth, of which he loft' the whole, or at leaft as much as could be dif~! covered, according to what you will hear told. ' When Geronnet de Maudurant Teturned to Chaluçet, his companions gladly received him, and made him good cheer. After three or four days, Perrot le Béarnoia called him and faid*— « Geronnet, you are obliged to the fair offers you fent me, for your freedom, and to them alone ; for you know, I was not any way bound to pay your ranfom, when taken in exeurfions made without my orders: now, keep your word, and prove the truth of your offer; otherwife we fhall


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