This is the last known letter dictated by her, dated March 28, 1430 at Sully-sur-Loire, just before she set out on her final series of campaigns, addressed "To my very dear and good friends the men of the Church, magistrates, bourgeois, and inhabitants and laborers of the town of Rheims" ("A mes tres chiers et bons amis les gens de eglise, echevins, bourgeois et habitans et manens de la bonne ville de Reims").
This letter contains her third known signature. The body text again was recorded by a scribe, but the signature is believed to have been something that she herself had learned over time, as evidenced by the gradual improvement from one example to the next.
An English translation is on the left; notes and commentary on the right. A transcription of the original language is also available.
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