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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.11

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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.11
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H handfome amy, had come to Barcelona, with in* tent to crofs the fca; that he had hired, at a very dear rate, a veffel to carry him as he faid, to Naples. Having had all our ports well guarded, fo that no ftranger could leave them without per-miffion, and fhis knight refufing to fay who he was,: we have detained hipi in prifon, We, fyp-pofe) from the great anxiety he {hews for his liberty, that he is the knight you are feeking for, and on whofe account you have*written to us. Have the goodnefs, therefore, to fend hither, as fpeedily as may be, fome perfons who are acquainted with fir Peter de Craon ; for he whom we hold in prifon fhall not be fet at liberty until we have heard from you. We fhall learn with pleafure that the intelli-gence we have fent has been agreeable to you and to your council. May the Holy Spirit have you in his keeping ! Written at Perpignan the ninth day of July,* and figned * Jolande de Bar, qpeen of Arragon and Majorca, lady of Sardinia.' The fuperfcription was, c To pur very redoubted lord the king of France.' This intelligence fofiened the hearts of many, and the expedition was on,the point of being broken off; but the friends of the conftable thought this was an invented (lory, to prevent die king advancing further; and that fir Peçer de Çraon was in danger of no other prifon than what the duke of Brittany pleaied, for he was fafely in refuge within his duchy. The king paid no atten-tion to this letter, faying it was all deceit ; but the duke of Burgundy replied,—c At leaft, my lord, to


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