9 In reality the Florentines had only encharged Machiavelli to communicate to the Duke that they intended "to preserve the greatest respect for his interests, and maintain the same esteem for him that we have always had" (Legation, Commission, 5th October 1502)—without any promise of "shelter and assistance to the duke against his ‹new› enemies" (... offerire al duca ricetto e aiuto contro a questi suoi nuovi inimici), as Machiavelli puts it.

In the translation, Marriott decided to leave out "nuovi", 'new'. However, I took the liberty and reintegrated it as Machiavelli wants to point out that Cesare Borgia's new enemies were those that had come to the agreement of La Magione.