The text is in French, in a cursive script of somewhat informal and untidy type. It is essentially a receipt by John du Fayel from the king's paymaster for the service of defending the fort of Saint Josse. The ink is a faded brown and the right hand side of the document appears somewhat rubbed and partially erased, but with a bit of magical digitisation and enhancement, I think we have been able to decipher it.  
Acquittance of 1385, from the collection of Rob Schäfer. All images © Rob Schäfer.

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