According to an entry in the registers of the municipal council at Troyes, a letter
from Joan of Arc dated 22 September 1429 was read out to the assembly on 2 October
The date of the letter means that it was written a day after the army was disbanded
at Gien, following the return from the canceled siege of Paris. The Royal Court,
tantalized by the promise of a truce with the Duke of Burgundy, had withdrawn the army
against the wishes of Joan and most of the nobles and soldiers. The letter therefore
must have delivered little but bad news, although the entry in the city's registers only
specifically mentions one such point.
This entry is included below; an English translation is on the left, notes and
commentary on the right.
A transcription of the original language is also available.