Dangeau’s Diary, April 1688

Philippe de Courcillon, Marquis de Dangeau

22d. — The King has presented Racine and Despreaux, who are employed in writing his history, with one thousand pistoles each.

29th. — I am told that the King has given a pension of two thousand livres to d’Estoublon, formerly maitre d’hotel to the Queen-mother.

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