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(without typos) from the publisher. 1844. Not illustrated. Excerpt:
... fourteen persons, viz. six grenadiers belonging to the regiment
in which Captain Ash served, four horsemen, and four women. On the
twenty-eighth the Irish army hung up the body of a man on a
gallows, within view of the city, on the other side of the water,
and called over to acquaint the garrison that it was the messenger
whom they had sent towards the fleet. Colonels Fortescue and Blair
went to the orchard where the camp lay to confer with Lord Louth,
who, contrary to the position assigned to him in Neville's map of
the city, as besieged at this time, commanded the troops on the
Prehen side of the river, in conjunction with Sir Neil O'Neill,
whose regiment of dragoons had quarters there. Their errand was to
treat with these officers concerning Mr. James Cromie, who had, as
already noticed, come there with Roche from the ships. Lord Louth
and Sir Neil would not let him go, nor exchange him for any other
prisoner, so he remained in the Irish camp. On this day and night
twenty shells were thrown into the city. They killed one man, two
women, and a child, and did severe execution upon the family of
Alexander Poke, the undaunted gunner of Colonel Murray's boat in
the action of the preceding Tuesday week; one of these fatal shells
fell into his habitation, and killed his wife, his mother-in-law,
and brother-inlaw. This day Lord Melfort received two letters from
Lord Dundee, with an account of the state of his master's affairs
in Scotland; in one of them is the following passage: --"I am glad
to hear, by your Lordship's letters, that the King's affairs
prosper so well, and that Derry will soon be ours; but 1 hear it
was not on Monday last. I know not what the matter is, but I would
think Mackay's going south, and the troops drawing back from
Kintyre towards Edinburgh, ...
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