Collection of Letters: Detail
- Hugh, King of France
We rejoice in your recovery and thank you for asking about us. We indeed, with God’s help, are well and desire the best things for you. We do not attempt to violate the friendship we have knowingly, nor to respond to any injury received from your people with injury. But from the kalends of January to the beginning of Lent we are prepared to meet you within the borders of our kingdom of France, Burgundy, and Lorraine, as you will designate the day and name the place, so the peace and concord of the kingdoms and churches of God will not be deprived through any fault of ours.
Neither the sender nor the recipient is identified and others have been suggested, Adalbero of Reims as sender, king Conrad of Burgundy as recipient, but Fritz Weigle, the editor, thinks Hugo and Theophanu are the most likely. After an exchange about their health, the writer asks for a meeting.
MGH, BDKz 2 ep.138 p.165