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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.10

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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.10
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•You fall bate them/ aid ttic iiJp^ Thurwat the matter fettled. The treafurers produced the fum in golden crowns, and in francs of France, which were packed up in four fmall boxes. • ": The fame day on which thofe who were to carry the money to the two knightç were on their dejw-ture, every thing being ready for their letting oi% the dauphin of Auvergne and the lord Reneil ar-rived at Riom, on bufmefc with the duke of Bpriy#. fpch as was common between great lords. Thej were made welcome by the duke, who was jq pleafed at the thought of gaining Ventadour fq cheaply, t)iat he could npt refrain from making them acquainted with it, and fhewing them t% letters from fir William le Bouteiller and fir Job* Bonne-iance. ^ When they had perufed them, tfcej; were filent, and the dpke noticing it, Cud,-^c What are you confidering? Have you any fiifpiçioz^s of deceit? Tell me, before the money be fent off/ 'My lord,5 xep%d the dauphin, ' you know-foe how |ong a time the count dfArmagnac and my* fclf have been employed by the countries of .JUU moulin, Cahorfin, Rouergue and Auvergne, ^ gain poffeffion, by force or otherwife, of all the çnemyV forts in thefe fençfchallhips. We havft entered into. feveral treaties with many of them, but we never could any way make the leaft iro^ predion on the garrifon of Ventadour, to induct them to furyender ; and fçarçely would they deigrç to return us an anfwer when we fent to them. If, therefore, they have agreed to the treaty you have {hewn us, it cannot be from want of provifion; for fhot 75


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