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A LETTER FROM Captain Jones, To a worthy friend of his dwelling in Bartholmew Lane.

Being a more full and an exacter Relation of the parti­cular proceedings of Sir William VVallers Armie, then any that hath yet been publiſhed.

With Liſt of the chiefe Commanders that were ſlain and taken priſoners

VVith a true relation of the taking of VVincheſter by the Parlioments Forces.

LONDON, Printed by A. Coe and publiſhed according to Order, Anno Domini. 1644.

A LETTER FROM Captain Jones:

VVorthy Sir,

I Am ſory that my time is ſo ſhort, that I cannot give a particular account of this days ſervice, the Lord hath extraordi­narily delivered, I may ſay miraculouſ­ly, ſaved us this day, and delivered our ene­mies into our hands, the fight began from eight and continued till paſt five a clock, at the firſt a party of Musketiers, about 1000 were ſent into a Wood, where they were beaten by the enemies bodie, the place be­ing not tenable, which place being ſo quit­ted gave them great advantage: afterwards they came downe with furie on the right wing along the hedges, which wee had li­ned, but could hardly keep it; they fell on with ſo much courage and reſolution, till the Kentiſh horſe took a troope or two of them at one charge, and our horſe fell of their foot, and drove them from the hedges then they fell downe with a great bodie ohorſe and foot in thoſe fields, and our foot ſeconded with 400 Musketiers, ſent to them, who with three houres fight drove them from the hedges, wonne the ground, and beat their maine bodie: Truly, Sir, J think never was a field fought with more advantage and valour on their parts, and with more courage on ours: both horſe and foot playd their parts ſo well, but it pleaſed our God to force them to a ſhamefull re­treat, and purſued them, beating them at leaſt ſix miles, their foot and horſe totally routed, upon their purſuit towards Win­cheſter and other places, for Sir WILLIAM WALLER, and Sir WILLIAM BELFORD, with many of our horſe and foot are not yet r••ur­ned to us: only we have heard from them we being left to convey the cariage to Aleſ­ſord, I ſhall be able to give you antore exact account of it. Our LONDON Regiments, but above any, our Major Generall BROWN hath bin a prime means for our preſent wel­fare. Captain Lievtenant Milton is wound­ed, and carried away priſoner, but we hope to morrow to redeeme him by a ſtrong hand: wee have ſlaine the Lord Iohn Bro­ther to the Duke of Lenox, and Ruthen cannot be found: his Lievtenant Generall is ſlain, with many others of note, taken 150 priſoners, and have not loſt 30 men.

I have ſent you a Liſt of ſome of the chiefe priſoners.

  • Sir Edward Stonwell Colonel.
  • Colonell Beard.
  • Lietenant Col. Kingſton.
  • Captain Prince.
  • Captain Audley.
  • Captain Jaxon.
  • Captain Seamour.
  • Enſignes.
  • Enſigne Corper.
  • Enſigne Millis.
  • Enſigne Marſh.
  • Cornets.
  • Cornet Midle.
  • Cornet Fr. Conſtable.
  • Cornet John Duket.
  • Cornet John Morſey,
  • 〈◊〉Phiſician
  • a Prieſt.

Since the beginning of this Letter I have extraordinary good news from ours in their purſuit of the enemies, by the next I hope J ſhal give you a pleaſing ac­count, the Cavaliers ſaid as they ran a­way by Alesford that the Kingdome was loſt, but they gave great vapouring brags what they had done, but believe me who ſaw, and was an actor, and ſince have communicated intelligence, thot our loſſe was ſmall our gain incredible. Truly Sir the manner of my relating of Gods won­derous bringing about this ſalvation, doth fall infinitely ſhort of what it really was, for all we deſire praiſe bee giaen to God through all congregations, and that Ma­ior general Brown be always honoured as a principall inſtrument.

Both the Armies have lain in the fields ſeveral nights and dayes paſt, the Enemie lay in Sutton down, we lay in Lumbourne field, we fought in Eaſt down between Cheriton and Alesford, the ene­mies laſt field-word was GOD AND THE CAUSE, and our laſt field word was IESUS BLESEE VS. VVe have taken Colours, Ordnance, &c. in the purſuit and a boundhnce of Armes, both there and in the field. Let this intelli­gence be communicated to all my friends as that which is certain, J reſt yours

John Jones.

Col. Tompſon hath loſt his leg, glory to God alone

THis day a Meſſenger came from Sir Wil: Balf•••to my Lord Generall, informing him of the proceedings ſince the late Victorie againſt the Lord Hopton, who by Letters certifieth that Sir VVilli••Waller comming to Wincheſter on Saturday, the Major of the Towne met him with the Keyes, and gave him free entrance into the Citie, the eneie keeping the Caſtle; but underſtanding that the ene­mies ſtrength was not fled thither, they refre••themſelves, and marcht away for Salisbury, and miſſing of them there, they are gone thence alſo, and now are diſperſed all the Countrey over, to make ſearch for the enemie, the ſame Letter ſaith, they have taken priſoners as many for number as they can deſire, fetching them out of Woods and by houſes every day, ſometimes taking a Troop at a time; the iſſue I hope by Gods bleſſing (if the Victorie be w•••followed with freſh men) will be the regaining of the Weſt.

Publiſhed according to Order.

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TextA letter from Captain Jones, to a worthy friend of his dwelling in Bartholmew Lane. Being a more full and an exacter relation of the particular proceedings of Sir William VVallers armie, then any that hath yet been published. With a list of the chiefe commanders that were slain and taken prisoners VVith a true relation of the taking of VVinchester by the Parlioments [sic] forces.
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Bibliographic informationA letter from Captain Jones, to a worthy friend of his dwelling in Bartholmew Lane. Being a more full and an exacter relation of the particular proceedings of Sir William VVallers armie, then any that hath yet been published. With a list of the chiefe commanders that were slain and taken prisoners VVith a true relation of the taking of VVinchester by the Parlioments [sic] forces. Jones, Captain.. [8] p. Printed by A. Coe and published according to order,London :Anno Domini. 1644.. (Reproduction of the original in the British Library.) (Annotation on Thomason copy: "Apr. 2.".)
  • Waller, William, -- Sir, 1597?-1668.
  • Great Britain -- History -- Civil War, 1642-1649.
  • Winchester (England) -- History, Military -- Early works to 1800.

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