Matthew Paris's English History, from 1235 to 1273, Tr. by J. A. Giles

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1854 edition. Excerpt: ...fully set forth in the charter of the above arrangement, sealed with the seals of both parties and confirmed by the king. In return for this arrangement and the kindness done to them, the convent, by way of thanks, discharged, by themselves and by means of the priors of the monasteries dependent on St. Alban's, certain debts to the amount of marks, due from the aforesaid abbat to certain merchants on the continent. But there still remained to be discharged some heavy debts owing by the said abbat. And in order that the particulars of this liberal and gratuitous act of kindness may be known to all who wish it, we have thought proper to insert in this book the king's charter in confirmation of the above arrangement. The charter in confirmation of the foregoing. "Henry, by the grace of God, king of England, lord of Ireland, duke of Normandy and Aguitaine, and count of Anjou; to the archbishops, bishops, abbots, priors, earls, barons, justiciaries, sheriffs, provosts, ministers, bailiffs, and all otliers his faithful subjects, greeting.--We have examined a provision and arrangement made between John of Hartford, abbat of St. Alban's, and the conventual brethren of the same place, as follows: 'John of Hartford, by the grace of God, abbat of St. Albaris, to all the faithful followers of Christ, greeting in the Lord.--It is right and proper for us to afibrd The number of marks is wanting in the text. a willing consent to the just requests of petitioners, and to carry their wishes into full effect, so long as they do not stray from the path of reason. Therefore we have thought proper to make it known to your community, that we, as well as the abbats of St. Alban's, our predecessors, have made it a custom in times past to find a supply of...

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