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6. Julii, 1648. From the LEAGUER AT Colcheſter, More certain News of the FIGHT on Wedneſday laſt; AND Of their preſent condition.

PRinted by the Appointment of the Honor­able Committee at Derby-houſe.


London, Printed for Edward Huſband, Printer to the Ho­norable Houſe of Commons, July 8. 1648.


THis day wee have gotten more Intelligence of ye­ſterdays buſineſs, and finde it to be a greater Victory then a­fore we conceived it, for we un­derſtand from good hands within the Town, that as they had Offi­cers of quality ſlain in the field, ſo they have had ſome dead ſince they were brought into the town, and that divers of their officers re­ceived very dangerous wounds.

They much lament that their4 ſucceſs was no better, in regard they drew out all the conſiderable Foot they had in the town, leaving not Six hundred upon the Line, and had thought by this upon our freſh ſoldiers, to have fleſhed their men for further ſervice.

This day the Enemy drew out on this ſide of the town, as if they would have interrupted our men in the new work they are making near the Lord Lucas his houſe, but they did not attempt it, neither vvould our Canon give them leave to ſtay long vvithout the walls.

It is certified from all hands within that town, that their hearts5 are very much down, and that the conditions offered would now be acceptable, that the Lord Goring and Lord Capel carry things high and peremptorily, but Sir Charls Lucas more moderate, the townſ­men are infinitely weary of their company. Butter is not to be had under Five ſhillings a pound, and Cheeſe almoſt at ſo dear a rate, and the Soldiers do ſeize upon the Meal at the Mills, and Bread at the Bakers, which doth reduce the Townſmen to extreme miſery for want of Bread: we are reſol­ved to undergo hard duty, but we will ruine the Horſe if they indea­vor to eſcape: Captain Moody6 who was taken priſoner is ſore wounded, but is this day exchan­ged, the Enemy had forty two pri­ſoners of ours, and we ninety ſix of theirs, a Trumpeter is gone about the exchanging of them: Lieute­nant Colonel Shambrook is dead of the ſhot he received by the poi­ſoned Bullet, and many of the pri­ſoners we took yeſterday are like­wiſe dead of thoſe wounds and cuts they received, meerly for their uſing of poyſoned Bullets, who otherwiſe had received fair quarter.

Your Servant.

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Text6. Julii, 1648. From the Leaguer at Colchester, more certain news of the fight on Wednesday last; and of their present condition. Printed by the appointment of the Honorable Committee at Derby-house. Gualther Frost Secr'
AuthorLeaguer at Colchester..
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Bibliographic information6. Julii, 1648. From the Leaguer at Colchester, more certain news of the fight on Wednesday last; and of their present condition. Printed by the appointment of the Honorable Committee at Derby-house. Gualther Frost Secr' Leaguer at Colchester.. 6, [2] p. Printed for Edward Husband, printer to the Honorable House of Commons,London :July 8. 1648.. (The last leaf is blank.) (Reproduction of the original in the British Library.)
  • Colchester (England) -- History -- Siege, 1648 -- Early works to 1800.
  • Great Britain -- History -- Civil War, 1642-1649 -- Early works to 1800.

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