And as for you, archers, soldiers, gentlemen, and all otherswhoare besieging Orleans,depart in God'sname to your own country? I assure you that wherever I find your people in France I shall fight them, and pursue them, and expel them from here, whether they will or not.
1429 Letter to the English at Poitiers, 22 Mar. Quoted in Les Proce' s de Jeanne d'Arc (translated by C Larrington), p.33.
Si je n'y suis, Dieu m'y veuille mettre; et si j'y suis, Dieu m'y veuille tenir. If I am not in grace, may God set me there; and if I am, may God keep me there.StJoan Of Arc