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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 353



when the propo&l wss firft made by the king of France to the kingxf Scotland, he himfelf h$d readily afiented, for he wifhed not for war. He fummoned, therefore, the prelates and barons of his realm, to lay the matter before them, as he could not agree to this truce for the kingdom without their content ; and, if he had, they would not have abided by it. The letters which had been received from the king of France were read in their prefence, con-taining his wifli that they would'agree with.him for a truce of three years. This intelligence was very difagreeable to them, and they faid,—c The king of France.feems to propofe a truce, when it is the moment to continue the ,war : we have completely defeated the Englifh at Otterbournej and the feafon is not fo far advanced, but that. we may do it again and again.9 Many Rebates enfued, for they were very unwilling to accept of a truce. It was at length jefblved to .fend a bifhop and three knights to the king of France and his council, to prevent the treaty from being further advanced, and to offer the friendfbip of the realm of Scotland. The bifhop of St. Andrews, fir Archibald Douglas, fit William Lindfay, and fir John Sin? clair, wefre appointed on this embafiy. ' • They departed as fpeedily as they could, and, having landed at Sluys, rode on to Paris. : They laid their credential letters, from the prelates and barons of Scotland, before the king of France and bis council, and were readily lif-tened to, from the great defire they had to pp?«r . fecute


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