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Rymer's Foedera with Syllabus: October 1418

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Rymer's Foedera Volume 9. Originally published by Apud Joannem Neulme, London, 1739-1745.

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October 1418

Syllabus Entry Foedera Text
Oct. 9. Congé d'élire to the prioress and convent of S. Sauveur, Evreux, on the death of Joan de Carentieres the last abbess. Before Rouen.
O. ix. 624. H. iv. p. iii. 66.
De Licentia eligendi Abbatissam.
An. 6. H. 5. Norm. 6. H. 5. p. 1. m. 6.
Rex, dilectis sibi in Christo, Priorissae & Conventui Ecclesiae Sancti Salvatoris d'Eureux, Salutem.
Ex parte vestra Nobis est humiliter Supplicatum ut,
Cùm Ecclesia vestra praedicta, per Mortem, bonae memoriae, Dominae Johanne de Carentieres, ultimae Abbissae, sit solatio destitua,
Alium vobis Eligendi in Abbatissam ejusdem Domûs Licentiam concedere Dignaremur;
Nos, precibus vestris in hac parte favorabiliter inclinati, Licentiam illam vobis, Tenore Praesentium, duximus Concedendam; Mandantes quòd talem vobis eligatis in Abbatissam, quae Deo Devota, Ecclesiae vestrae praedictae necessarius, nobisque & Regnis nostris Utilis & Fidelis existat.
In cujus &c.
Teste Rege in Exercitu suo ante Civitatem Rothomagen. nono Die Octobris
Per ipsum Regem.
Oct. 3. Safe conduct for William de Bants, maître d'hôtel of the dauphin. Before Rouen.
O. ix. 624. H. iv. p. iii. 66.
De Conductu pro Magistro Hospitii Dolphini.
An. 6. H. 5. Pat. Norm. 6. H. 5. p. 1. m. 11.
Rex, per Literas suas Patentes, usque Tertium decimum diem Octobris proximò futurum inclusivè duraturas, suscepit in salvum &c. Guillielmum de Bants, Magistrum Hospitii Dolphini, usque Praesentiam Regis, cum Duodecim Personis in Comitiva sua, vel infra, armatis vel non armatis, ac Equis, Hernesiis, Auro, Argento, Jocalibus Libris Literis, & aliis Bonis suis quibuscumque, veniendo, ibidem morando & perhendinando, & abindè ad partes suas proprias salvò & securè redeundo;
Proviso semper quòd ipsi quicquam &c. prout in Similibus de Conductu Literis.
In cujus &c.
Teste Rege in Exercitu suo ante Civitatem Rothomagensem Tertio die Octobris.
Per ipsum Regem.
Oct. 14. Safe conduct for Guiot de Presby, secretary of the Q. of Sicily, Reginald abp. of Rheims, the bp. of Evreux, and Henry de Chaumont, archdeacon of Evreux. Before Rouen.
O. ix. 624. H. iv. p. iii. 66.
Pro Secretario Reginae Ceciliae.
An. 6. H. 5. Ibid.
Rex, per Literas suas Patentes, usque Festum omnium Sanctorum proximò futurum duraturas, suscepit in salvum &c. Guiotum de Presby, Secretarium Reginae Ciciliae, usque Praesentiam Regis, cum Duabus Personis in Comitiva sua, Armatis vel non Armatis, veniendo, ibidem morando & perhendinando, & exinde ad Propria redeundo, ac equos, Res, Bona, & Hernesia sua quaecumque,
Proviso semper quòd ipsi quicquam &c. ut in Similibus de Conductu Literis.
In cujus &c.
Teste Rege, in Exercitu suo, ante Civitatem Rothomagen. decimo quarto die Octobris.
Per ipsum Regem.
Consimiles Literae de Conductu Concessae fuerunt propter
Ibid. m
. 12.
Venerabilem Patrem, Reginaldum Archiepiscopum Remensem, usque Praesentiam Regis, cum Duodecim Personis in Comitiva sua, Armatis vel non Armatis, &c.
Ibid.
Venerabilem Patrem, Episcopum Eboricensem usque Praesentiam Regis, cum Viginti & Quatuor Personis in Comitiva sua, Armatis vel non Armatis, tam Generosis, quam aliis, Equestrè vel Pedestrè &c.
Ibid.
Henricum de Chaumont
, Archidiaconum Eboricensem, usque Praesentiam Regis, cum Quatuor Famulis & Equis suis in Comitiva sua &c.
Oct. 15. The K. consents to a prorogation of the truce between his subjects in Guyenne and the count of Armagnac and lord de le Bret. Before Rouen.
O. ix. 625. H. iv. p. iii. 67.
Pro Gentibus Vasconiae.
Le Roy de France & d'Engleterre & Seigneur d'Irlande.
An. 6. H. 5. Ex Bib. Co: Caligula D. 5.
Treschier & bien Amez Foialx, Nous Vous Salvons souvent.
Et Savoir Vous faisons que Nous avons Receuz voz Lettres, faictes a Burdeaux le Primier Jour de Septembre darrein passez;
Par les quelles Nous a avons apparceuz les bonne Voluntee & grande Affection, quelles vous, come noz foialx Liges & Soubgis, avez, par Manere comme toutdis vous avez porte, a les bonne Estat & Prosperitee de Nous & de nôtre Coronne; & par especial, a la bonne Gouvernance de nôtre Paiis de Guyenne, & de noz Liges & Soubgis d'icel; d'ont Nous Vous savons tresepecialment bon Gree; Aiantz pour certain que vous les vueillez a tout Temps loiaument continuer.
Et, entre autres Choses, contenues en voz dictes Lettres, Nous avons entenduz coment, d'entre Nous pur Nous noz Paiis, Liges, & Soubgitz, d'une Part, & les Conte d'Armyngnak, & Sire de le Bret, pur Eulx, leur Paiis, & Soubgitz, d'autre Part, Vous avez prins certaines Trieues par Manere comme en l'Article d'icelles (Lequel Vous Nous avez envoie) plainement est contenuz;
De la Forme de quel Article Nous Nous tonons pur contentz, en Commendant moultvoz Discretion en icelles;
Vuillantz que, si vous semble expedient pur nôtre dicte Paiis, que mesmes les Trieues soient pur plus longue Terme Prorogees en sa Forme sus dicte.
Et, touchant nôtre Ame Esquier, Robert Holme, Liquel Vous avez Recommendez a Nous, Nous avons Entenduz, si bien par voz dictes Lettres, Comme par les Lettres du, Tresreverent Pere en Dieu, l'Ercevesque de Bourdeaux, & de notre chere & foial Chevalier, Johan Seint Johan Maire de mesme nôtre Citee, & d'autres, que le dit Robert Nous ad fait, & uncore fait, bon & agreable Service; d'ont Nous lui aurons bien Recommendez, & a lui volons estre bon Seigneur par celle Cause.
Et, quant a les autres Matires, de les quelles Vous Nous Escrivez de present, & toutes autres Choses, concernentes Nous & la bonne Gouvernance de nôtre dicte Paiis de Guyenne, nous Vous signifions que Nous avons Ordennez une Personne, suffissante & notable, d'estre Conestable de nôtre Chastell de Bourdeaux; a le quel il se transportera, en toute chaste, plainement Enformez de nôtre Avys & Intention, touchantz si bien les Matires, de les quelles Vous Nous avez Escrit par voz dictes Lettres, Comme d'autres Matires touchantes nôtre dit Estat, & la bonne Gouvernance de nôtre Paiis susdicte: Proposantz auxi de y envoier notre Seneschall de Guyenne si tost come bonnement faire se pourra.
Et nôtre Seigneur &c.
Donn. &c. devant Roan le xv. Jour d'Octobr.
Dors.
A, noz Treschiers & bien Amez foialx, Les Lieutenant de nôtre Seneschall de Guyenne, & Gens de nôtre Conseille esteantz a nôtre Citee de Bourdeaux.
Oct. 25. Safe conduct for sir John Destroys and five other servants of the count of Vendôme the K.'s prisoner. Westm.
O. ix. 625. H. iv p. iii. 67.
Pro servientibus Comitis Vandocinensis.
An. 6. H. 5. Franc. 6. H. 5. m. 6.
Rex, per Literas suas Patentes per Tres Menses proximò futuros duraturas, suscepit in salvum & securum Conductum suum, ac in Protectionem, Tuitionem, & Defensionem suas speciales, Johannem Destroys Chivaler, Johannem de la Marche, Magistrum Johannem Bernarde, & Johannem Lesneille de Francia, Servientes Comitis de Vendome Prisonarii Regis, cum Quatuor Servientibus suis in Comitiva sua, versus partes Franciae transeundo, & abinde in Regnum Regis Angliae veniendo, ibidem morando, & exinde versus partes suas praedictas redeundo necnon Aurum Argentum Jocalia, Bona, Res, & Hernesia quaecunque, cujuscunque Pretii, Valoris, sive Aestimationis sint, quae cum eisdem Johanne, Johanne Johanne & Johanne, aut uno eorum, pro Facto Financiae praefati Comitis, portabuntur;
Proviso semper &c. ut in similibus de Conductu Literis.
Teste Johanne Duce Bedfordiae Custode Angliae apud Westmonasterium vicesimo quinto die Octobris.
Per Concilium.
Rex &c. ut supra usque ibi speciales, & tunc sic, Johannem Lesneille & Petrum Daufernet de Francia, Servientes Comitis de Vendome Prisonarii Regis, in Regno Regis Angliae existentes, cum uno Serviente suo in Comitiva sua, versus partes Franciae transeundo, & abinde in Regnum Regis Angliae redeundo, necnon Equos, Bona, Res, & Hernesia sua quaecumque;
Proviso semper &c. ut supra.
Teste ut supra.
Per Concilium.
Oct. 26. Power for Henry abp. of Canterbury, Henry bp. of Chichester, Richard earl of Warwick, Thomas earl of Salisbury, and 10 others, to treat for a league with the dauphin of Vienne. Before Rouen.
O. ix. 626. H. iv. p. iii. 67.
De Tractando cum Dauphino super Amicitiis.
An. 6. H. 5. Ex Bibl. Cot. Tiberius B. 5. fol. 10. B.
Henricus
&c. Omnibus, ad quos praesentes Literae prevenerint, Salutem,
Sciatis quòd,
Cùm, Illustris & Potens Princeps, Consanguineus noster Carissimus, & Adversarii nostri Franciae Filius, Dauphinus de Vienna, Regens Franciae ut dicitur, desideraverit, prout ex quorumdam suorum relatione accepimus, communicare & tractare Nobiscum, seu aliis per Nos Deputandis, de & super nonnullis Materiis, amorem mutuum, Amicitias, Confoederationes, & Alligantias firmas, reales, & perpetuas, inter Nos, & dictum Dauphinum, Consanguineum nostrum, Regentem ut dicitur, firmandas & concludendas, concernentibus,
Hinc est quòd Nos,
De Legalitate, Prudentiâ, & Fidelitate, Reverendissimi in Christo Patris, Domini Henrici Dei Gratiâ, Cantuariensis Archiepiscopi Totius Angliae Primatis, & Sedis Apostolicae Legati, Venerabilis in Christo Patris, Domini Henrici, eâdem Gratiâ, Episcopi Cicesirensis, Carissimorum Consanguineorum nostrorum, Richardi Comitis Warwicae, & Thomae Comitis Sarum, ac, Dilectorum & Fidelium nostrorum, Johannis de Gray, & Henrici Fitzhugh Camerarii nostri, Walteri Hungerford Senescalli Hospitii nostri, Willielmi Bourgchier, Magistri Philippi Morgan Cancellarii nostri Normanniae, Rouland Leyntale, Magistri Johannis Kempe Custodis Privati Sigilli nostri, necnon, Dilectorum nostrorum, Thomae Chaucers, Willielmi Alynton, Armigerorum, & Magistri Johannis Stokes Legum Doctoris, Consiliariorum nostrorum, & eorum cujuslibet, plenariè confidentes,
Ad conveniendum in omnibus & singulis Locis, quotiens & quando eis, Quatuordecim, Sex, Quatuor, aut Tribus eorumdem, videbitur expedire, ac ad Tractandum, & Concordandum, ac finaliter Concludendum cum dicto Illustri Principe Dauphino, Consanguineo nostro, Regente ut dicitur, sive cum quibuscunque aliis ad hoc per eum deputatis seu deputandis, Mandatum in ea Parte sufficiens habentibus, de & super quibuscunque Ligis, Confoederati nibus, & Amicitiis,
Inter Nos, & Successores nostros, Subditos, & Vassallos, Regnum, Terras, & Dominia nostra quaecunque de praesenti Nobis subdita, seu imposterùm subicienda, ex unâ, & dictum Dominum Dauphinum, Regentem ut dicitur, Consanguineum nostrum, Successores suos, subditos, & vassallos, praesentes & futuros, & Dominia sua praesentia & futura, ex altera parte, contrahendis & ineundis perpetuò vel ad tempus,
Etiamde Modo, & Formâ, & Quantitate Auxilii, Subventionis, Succursûs, seu Subsidii, hinc inde ministrandorum:
Necnon de & super Communicationibus, inter subditos unius & alterius Partis, in Mercimoniis & aliis Licitis, benè & securè ac amicabiliter faciendis,
Ac omnibus & singulis Articulis, quantumcumque specialibus, qui Ligas, Confoederationes, seu Amicitias, inter Nos & dictum Dauphinum, Consanguineum nostrum, contrahendas & firmandas, concernere poterunt quovismodo, cum eorum Incidentibus, emergentibus, dependentibus, & connexis,
Ac omnia & singula, quae sic Tractata, Conventa, & Concordata fuerint, cum omni Securitate, debitâ & honestâ, Nomine nostro, Firmandum,
Ac omnes & omnimodas Securitates, Obligationes, & Cautiones, reales & personales: pro Nobis & Nomine nostro, Offerendum, Dandum, & Exponendum,
Jurandumque in Animam nostram quòd Tractata, Conventa, & Concordata hujusmodi Rata habebimus & Grata, nec aliquid procurabimus vel faciemus per quod Tractata & Concordata hujusmodi effectu debito frustrari poterunt, seu quomodolibet impediri,
Ac Juramentum consimile, necnon omnes & omnimodas Securitates, Obligationes, & Cautiones, reales & personales, ab eodem Dauphino, Consanguineo nostro, seu Ipsius in ea parte Deputatis, seu Deputandis, Petendum, Stipulandum, Exigendum, & Recipiendum,
Caeteraque omnia & singula Faciendum, Exercendum, & Expediendum quae in Praemissis vel circa ea necessaria fuerint seu quomodolibet oportuna, ac quae qualitas & natura hujusmodi Negotii exigunt & requirunt, & quae Nosmetipsi facere possemus si personaliter interessemus, etiamsi talia forent quae Mandatum exigerent quantumcumque speciale,
Ipsos, Reverendissimum Patrem Henricum, Venerabilem Patrem Henricum Carissimos Consanguineos nostros, Ricardum, & Thomam, dilectos & fideles nostros, Johannem, & Henricum, Willielmum, Philippum, Roulandum, Johannem, Thomam, Willielmum, & Johannem, Quatuordecim, Sex, Quatuor, aut Tres eorum, nostros Legitimos Ambassiatores, Procuratores, Negotiorum Gestores, Commissarios, Deputatos, & Nuncios speciales Facimus, Creamus, Ordinamus, & Constituimus per Praesentes,
Promittentes, bonâ Fide, & Verbo Regio, ac sub Ypothecâ & Obligatione omnium bonorum nostrorum, praesentium & futurorum, Nos Ratum, Gratum, & Firmum perpetuò habituros, totum & quicquid per dictos nostros Ambassiatores xiv. vi. iv. aut iii. eorum Actum, Gestum seu Procuratum fuerit in Praemissis, & singulis Praemissorum.
In Quorum omnium Testimonium Litteras nostras Patentes Magni Sigilli nostri munimine fecimus roborari.
Dat. in Exercitu nostro ante Civitatem Rothomagensem, xxvi. Die Octobris, Anno Regni nostri Sexto.
Per ipsum Regem.
Sturgeon.
Oct. 26. Power for the same to treat for the marriage of the K. with Catherine, daughter of the K. of France. Before Rouen.
O. ix. 627. H. iv. p. iii. 68.
De Tractando super Sponsalibus.
An. 6. H. 5. Ex Bibl Cot. Tiburius 13. A.
Henricus
&c. Omnibus, ad quos &c. Salutem.
Sciatis quòd Nos,
De Fidelitate, Circumspectione, & Prudentiâ, Reverendissimi in Christo Patris, Domini Henrici, Dei Gratiâ Cantuariensis Archiepiscopi, totius Angliae Primatis, & Apostolicae Sedis Legati, Venerabilis in Christo Patris, Domini Henrici, eadem Gratia, Cicestrensis Episcopi, Carissimorum Consanguineorum nostrorum, Ricardi Comitis Warrwicae, & Thomae Comitis Sarum, ad dilectorum & fidelium nostrorum, Johannis de Gray, H. Fitzhugh Camerarii nostri, Walteri Hungerford Seneschalli Hospitii nostri, Willielmi Bourgcbier, Magistri Philippi Morgan Cancellarii nostri Normanniae, Rouland Leyntale, Magistri Johannis Kempe Custodis Privati Sigilli nostri, nec non, dilectorum nostrorum, Thomae Chauciers, Willelmi Alynton Armigeri, & Johannis Stoke Legum Doctoris, Consiliariorum nostrorum, plenariè confidentes,
Ad Tractandum & Communicandum cum Procuratoribus, Parentibus, & Amicis, Inclitae Pupillae, Dominae Katerinae, Filiae Consanguinei & Adversarii nostri Franciae, & praesertim cum, illustri Principe, Dauphino Viennae, Consanguineo nostro, Regente Franciae ut dicitur, suisve Ambassiatoribus, Nunciis, seu Procuratoribus, Potestatem ab eo sufficientem in eâ Parte habentibus de & super Sponsalibus aut Matrimonio, inter Nos & dictam Dominam Katerinam contrahendo,
Necnon de Dote, Dotalitio, Donatione propter Nuptias, ac Artis in hac parte dandis & constituendis, & eorum singulorum qualitate & quantitate, ac etiam de Terminis, Modis, & Locis Solutionum & Satisfactionum de eisdem, & quanto Tempore Expensis Parentum & Amicorum debeat sustentari, Necnon ad quem Locum praedicta Dominia, ac quando, & cujus Expensis, & sub quâ formà per Parentes & Amicos debeat transmitti, Conveniendum & Concordandum,
Et ea, que sic Tractata, Conventa, & Concordata fuerint, quatinus ad Nos attinet, omnimodâ Securitate, honestâ & legitimâ, Nomine nostro Firmandum,
Similemque Securitatem Nomine nostro Petendum, Stipulandum, & Recipiendum,
Cetaeraque omnia & singula Faciendum, Exercendum, & Expediendum, quae in Praemissis & circa ea necessaria fuerint vel oportuna, & quae qualitas hujusmodi Negotii & Natura exigunt & requirunt, & quae Nos faceremus seu facere possemus si personaliter ibidem praesentes essemus, etiamsi Mandatum exigerent quantumcunque speciale.
Praedictos, Reverendissimum in Christo Patrem Henricum, Venerabilem Henricum, Carissimos Consanguineos nostros Ricardum & Thomam, dilectos & fideles nostros Johannem, Henricum, Walterum, Philippum, Roulandum, Johannem, Thomam, Willielmum, & Johannem, xiv. vi. iv. aut tres eorum, nostros veros, legitimos, & indubitatos Procuratores, Negotiorum Gestores, & Nuncios speciales Facimus, Ordinamus, Creamus, & Constituimus per praesentes,
Promittentes, in verbo Regio, Nos Ratum & Gratum perpetuis Temporibus habituros quicquid per Procuratores nostros praedictos xiv. vi. iv. seu Tres eorum Actum, Gestum, seu Procuratum fuerit in Praemissis, & singulis Praemissorum,
Ipsosque Procuratores, & Nuncios nostros, & eorum quemlibet, ab omni onere satisdandi expressè, Tenore Praesentium, Relevamus.
In cujus rei Testimonium has Literas nostras fieri fecimus Patentes.
Teste meipso in Exercitu nostro ante Civitatem Rotomagensem, Vicesimo Sexto Dei Octobris, Anno Regni nostri Sexto.
Sturgeon.
Oct. 26. Instructions for the abp. of Canterbury and his colleagues upon their commission above mentioned. Before Rouen.
O. ix. 628. H. iv. p. iii. 68.
Instructio data & facta super Commissionibus praecedentibus.
An. 6. H. 5. Ex Bibl Cot. Tiberius B. 6. Fol. 13. B.
Instructions Yeven by the King to, the Right Worshipful Fadir in God, th'Archbishop of Cauntirbury, Primat of all England, and Legat of the Apostolick See, and to, the Worshipfull Fadir in God, the Bishop of Chechestre, and, to his Cousyns, Th'Erlys of Warwic, and of Saresbury, his trusti and welbeloved Lordes, Gray and Fitzbugh his Chambirleyn Walter Hungerford Steuard of his Houshould, William Bourchier, Maysteir Philipp Morgan Chaunceler of his Duchie of Normandye, Roulande Leyntale Maystir John Kempe his Privey Seall, and his Welbeloved Thomas Chauciers, William Alyngton, Squyers and Maystir John Stoke Doctor of Lawe, all xiv. togedirs, or to vi. iv. or iii of ham.
Firste, the King woll,
Astir Yair Power seyen, and the Protestations, in suche Case accustumed, made for his Partye,
Sith yat PEAS is desired by the Partye Adverse, that it be said by the Kinges Ambassadours unto hem, that to all thing, that may turne to the COMMUNE GODE of all Cristen, to the REST of the twey Reaumys, and to eschuyng of sheding of CHRISTEN BLODE, the King hath be all Tymes and now is encloyned; and, notwithstanding that he is here in the Duchie of Normandye with his Royal Power, Werreying for recoveryng of his RIGHT, and also the goode and gracious SPEDE that God of his Myght hath sent unto him, he is ay redy to entende to the TRETYE of the said REST and ACCORDE, and to accept all reasonable WEYES and MEANS that shall be offred him yerin: To opening of whiche WEYES and MEANSE, the King's Ambaxatour shul dryve him by all Motives and Reasons that they can make and fynde; and yeruppon abide till that oyir Partye open.
And whanne they have opened, yf it so be that thay PROFRE the Duchie of Normandy, or any other thing, that the King hath now in his Handes, be it said to them, that the PROFRE is voide: For, sreer yan that that God hath yeve the King this Day in his Handes, may noo Man yeeve him: And forasmuche be it desired of them that theey wolde forber all such voide Offres, and only to profir him suche Things as he hath not in his Handes.
And, yf thay PROFIR any thing less than is contened in the GREAT PEAS, Be it said vnto them that, afore this Tyme, grettir PROFRES have be made by Persones of notable Astate, havyng sufficieant Power, othir than the King's Ambaxatours felyn yet that thay have.
And, whan thay have PROFRED al that may be geten of hem, without speciale DEMANDS on the King's behalve, yf their PROFRES stretche to all that is contened in the GRET PEES or more, than mowe the King's Ambaxatours REHERSE unto them what hath he axed of thaire Partie lesse than the Corone of Fraunce herafor; that is to say,
The Sover ayntee and Lordship of Tureyne, Anjoy, Mayn,
The Countrey and Th'Erldome of Flaundrys, with all that, that the King shuld have had betweene the Watirs of Somme and of Gravelyng, of the whiche the King's Auncestres have be possessed
;
AND be it AXED of them whether thay wol graunt it to the King; to the whiche be thay meoved by suche Resons, as the King's Ambaxatours yenken best.
AND, whan thay have dryve thaim to the utmost PROFIR that may be had of them in this wise, than be it AXED of them, how thay mow make the King sure of the PEES that thay PROFRE and DESIRE?
AND than be it SHEWED unto them, by the Resons that now be made therein, that, standing the Case as it is, it semyth that it is not in her Power to make the King sure of suche a PEES; the whiche Reson, as it semeth, shuld dryve them to fall to a TREWE.
AND, aftir it hath be clerely SHEWED them that thay ne mow make the King sure of the said PEES, beyng the Case as it is on her said, and that the King's Seurte to themward is both parfait and sufficeant; it may be said unto them, sith thay desire so much the REEST and FRENDSHIP to be had between the King and her Lord, that thay came fro, and that the King is for his Partye wele disposed thereto, lat them se what othir WEY resonable thay can fynde thereto.
And, yf so be that thay desire to have a PEES appointed, the whiche shuld be affirmed, engrossed, and put in Execution as soone as thay myghth come to sufficeant Power, and in the meane tyme a TREW with suche Landes as may be accorded betwen the King's Ambaxatours and them, the King wol that, if the PROFRIS, that thay make to have this PEES appointed by Gret and Notable and suche as the King wol agree to, that it be sayd unto them that thay be not in doute but that the King is fully disposed to have and appoint a PEES with their Partye, so that they make him PROFREES acceptables, and that therewith he sawe a sure Grounde to sett this PEES upon; nevertheles, yf this PEES shuld be appointed, like as thay desire, the Matiere is soo greet and soo high of it self, the grettist that may be yrthly, that it fittith not, ne yer dar noo Persones, olesse than thay be inly nygh of the Kingis Blode, take upon them to appoint theryn; wherfor be it said, be the King's Ambassatours, unto them that they wol sende unto her Soverayn Lorde of thair PROFRES, and desire and wete ther upon his WILL.
And, yf the Amyaxatours, for that othir Partye, open the WEY of a long TREWE, wele is: Els be it opened be the Kingis Partye (thay taking Occasion and Colour of openyng of this WEY, forasmuch as it was onys opened and entred at Wynchestre) in Processe of the whiche Wey, if Th'Ambaxatours of that othir Partye wold melde the Matier of Allyance with the Matier of the said TRUE, be it said unto them, puttyng them out of douet that they have full an sufficient Power of the King to Trete and Commune with them upon her Matier of ALLIANCE and to graunt them suche that by Resoune they shul be plesed and content;
Nevertheles thes be Twey Matiers diverse,
That oon a Matier of cessing of Wer and Inconvenience that alday suen therof, and setting of oon ACCORDE and REST betwene the twey Reames,
And that othir a Matier of a singler LIGE and FRENDSHIP, out of the Commun Cours of TREWES, concernyng her singuler Profitt and Avauntage,
Wherfor, be it said that, of Resoune, thaim ought to be departed in TRETYE, and the Matier of TREWE to be TREATFD afore:
AND therefore be it desired of them that the Matier of the TREWE be first Communed and APPOINTED, and aftir it thair Matier of ALLIANCE; and than to be CONCLUDED togedirs uppoune both; and heruppon that the Kingis Ambaxatours abide.
AND than, in Communication of the said Trewes, be it axed of them what Landes thay wol yeve to the King with this TREWES: and, yf thay make difficulte to graunt Landes with this TREWES, be it said unto them that them ought, of Reason, for to do it for many Causes,
FIRST, considered the RIGHT that the KING hath to the CORONE and all the REAUME of FRAUNCE; of Exaction and Recoveryng for the whiche, he moost surcesse during the Tyme of this TREWE; and to suffir the Partie adverse to occupie as he doth: the which, it is noo doubte, the King wol not doo it in noo wise, olesse that thay doo soo to him therefor as he wol hold him content; an OYER, for ther Ese and the Seurete that thay shul have therby.
AND also, considering that that the KING allieth not with ther contrary Partye, that in such Case, as it semyth have more Power than thay; so doo, be they out of doute that the King, being now redy herewith his Host, wol dryve them ther to Joporde with them all on a day; trusting to Goddis Grace and his Mercy that, like as he hath begonne with him, he wol contynue in pursuyng of his Right.
And, over thes, that the Kingis Ambaxatours make suche Motyves and Resons in thes Matiers, as God wol send to there Descretions for the Tyme.
And, yf it happen that the Partieadverse OFFRE to the KING all that is contened in the Gret PEES, with that Partie of Normandy that thay have in ther Hands, and the Countie of Perch, and thair Labour and Socour to help to gete to the King that Partie of Normandy that is occupied be the Burgoynes, with all the ROYALTEEZ and SOVERAYNTEEZ, and all other APPORTENANCES, longing thereto of olde Tyme, or els all that is abovesaid (save the Countye of Pontif) the King wol that his Ambaxatours aske of them whan these Landes shul be delivered unto the King? and in what wise?
And, aftir that thea have OPENED suche WEYES of Deliveraunce, lat the Kingis Ambaxatours IMPUGNE them in suche Wise as thaim think Resonable, and soo dryve them to fynding of the WEYES such as may be both sure and hasty; lating them WETE that, till that be doo, thay cannot fele that the King wol graunt them that they DESIRE.
The which WEYES Herd and Comuned, the KING wol be certified be his Ambaxatours; in the whiche Certification be it also Wist of the King, so be that his Ambaxatours shul appoint in the Tyme whom he wol have CONSERVATOURS for his partye.
And, astir that Appointment made in the Matier of TREWE, yf the said Ambexatours dscende to the TRETY of the Matier of ALLIANCE and Socours, be it asked of that other Partie, what Socours thay wold desire, personell, Socours of the King? Be it aunswered unto them, that their Desire is discrete, and of the most notable Socours that may be had, and moost likly with long delaye to set them in Reste; Nevertheles, to bynde the KINGIS Persone in especial, thay dar nought, ne ought not take uppon them:
But, yit suche things myght they Offre to the King, over that that thay have Offred him afore, that thay wol take upon them to TRETE with them, and graunt them a Socours of a Royal Power, havying therof the Captaine noo lesse Persone than oon of notable Estate of the Kingis Blod.
And thereuppon, be it enquired of them ayens, whom thay desire thees Socours? and of the Manner and of the Tyme? and of all other Circumstances thereof; and whan it shuld bigynne and ende? and what they wold doo to the King, over that thay have profred afore, if it so be that the King wol grant them that Socours? Considering how gret a thyng it is, and how greet Coost it wold draw to, and the grete Profite and Seurtye shuld fall to them thereby.
And, yf thay desire a lesse SOCOURS than is said above, be it said unto them, that, forasmuche as the Maner of Werreying of Fraunce hath be wont to have long Tarryng and Delayes (the whiche the Kingis entent is to eschew, as them ought also, by Resoune, as nowe for Mony Skilles) therefore it is the Kingis Will, yf he shall any Socours Graunt them, to Graunt them suche as shuld sonest sett both them, and thaim, and the both Reaums in Quiete and Reste.
And, yf soo be that thay desire thes SOCOURS in especiall ayens the Duc of Borgoigne, and with that make difficult in grauntyng eny more than thay dave doo before, be they moved to consider the gret Profitt that they be like to have by these Socours, and by the Destruction of ther Enemys; whiche Profitt is more than thay have profred to the King above: Wherthrow it shall wel mow be that the king have othir Landes than thay have proffred afor, without eny grett Charge to them; the whiche as it semyth them ought not by reason to refuse, yf them luste to have the Kingis Frendship and Socours.
And, yf soo be that that othir Partie, after thees Motyves above, or odir, made unto them, ne condescende to Profir more than thay have doo before, or els Profir Thing of noo Reputatioune, eythir desire (to wit) what the Kyng wold have over that they have profred afore; be it axed of them to have the Countees of Boiloigne, and Boloignes, Artoys, and of Flaundres; the whiche yf thay wol not Graunt, lat the Kingis Ambaxatours fall, be Processe, to aske Seint Omers with the Counte and the Lande of Flandres: And finaly, yf thay Graunt not that, be it axed of him the King to have all the Countee and the Contre of Flaundres, and thay bounded to help to wynne it: and, yf thay gete ther in any strength or Party therof, thay leve it without Delay to the King; and in the same wise the King to doo to them of any Strengith or Part, that he shal gete in any othir Lordshipps, of the Dues of Burgoigne, out of the Lordshipps that thay have Offred him afore.
ALSO, the King woll that th'Ambaxatours of Enles Arminac and the Lordes de Labnett be not admitted, in noo Wife, to be present in the TRETY betwene the Kingis Ambaxatours and the Dauphinis; but yf the Dauphines Ambaxatours desire it, Nevertheless the King wol that thay be goodly Treted, and Induced to forthir the Kingis Partye in this TRETYE.
ALSO, the King wol that his Ambaxatour Certefie him every Weke, onys atte lest, of ther Trety and Spede, with all othir Circumstances and Tyding that fallen therin or other wise.
Yeven under the Kingis Grett Seale, his Pryve Seall, and his Signett, in his Hooste afore Roane, the xxvi. Day of October the Yere of his Regne the sixte.