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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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this treaty with the governors of Ventadour, that; you may not lofe your own perfons and the money he fends you by me, for that he has had accounts given him of the characters of thçfe people that difpleafe him much, whieh is the reafcn heisanxi-ous for you to a&with prudence to be a match for them, as he fufpe&s this offer is only made to be* tray you. The countries of Auvergne and Ii* noufin. would many times have given fixty thou-land francs for the evacuation of Ventadour, which the governors well knew, and now they offer it to you for ten thoufand ; it is this which makes my lord fiiipeâ treachery/ The two knights were • for a moment penfivef and then laid,—c Two heads are better than onfe You have well fpokén, and we thank you for the advice you have given* You will remain here to affift us, which will be but right, for within two days we fhall know how the matter will turn out/ Sir Peter Mefpin replied, he would cheerfully flay with them. • • Shortly after this the two knights fent one of their fervants to the caftle, for there was now a truce between them, to let the governors know the ten thoufand francs were come, and that they were^ ready to complete the bargain. They replied, they would keep to their agreement, that they might come whep they pleafed, or inform them when they wer/to bring the money. Alley^e and Peter Roux, who had no good in* clinations, as was proved againft them, had already made their preparations ht the capture of the two knights 77


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