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A. C. both too small and too high for an Assault, it was
tinued very brisk on both sides; but the Bclicgers
on the 25th, having lost near Four Hun.
The King, in the mean time, moving VVestward, King Wil.rcachd Kill-Bullen Bridge on the rith of July. liam That Morning passing by the Ness, and seeing a strikes to Soldier robbing a poor Woman, His Majesty was Soldier, fo enrag'd at it, that He first gave the Fellow feve
ral Blows with his Cane, and then commanded that
both he, and some others Guilty of the like Crimes, His Aition
should be Hang'd the Monday following. Some Discoma People reflected on this Action of the King's, it mended. being both mean in a Sovereign, at any time to lay
Hands upon his Subject; and cruel, to inflict a
been preserv'd by CountLauzun, with all the Goods A. C. and Furniture, over and above a Cellar plentifully 1690. Stored. On the 21st the Army Encamp'd at Carrick, from whence Major General Kirk, with his own Regiment, and Collonel Brewer's, as also a Party of Horte, was sent towards Waterford. Kirk being arriv'd before the Place, dispatch'd a Trumpet to Summon the Town, who at first refus’d to Surrender, there being two Regiments then in Garrifon. However, their Answer was fo Civil, that their Inclinations were easily understood; for foon after they sent out to know what Terms they might have, which were the same with Drogleda ; But not liking those, they propos d some of their own, which Waterwere rejected, and the heavy Cannon drawn down ford Sure that way, and some more Forces order'd to march.rendres, The Iris being inform’d of these Preparations July 25, thought it adviseable not to put themselves to Extremities, and thereupon agreed to march out with Arms and Baggage on the 25th, and so were Conducted to Mailow. The Fort Duncannon, a Place of Strength, which Commands the River of VVaterford, was also Surrender'd into His Majesty's Hands Duncanupon the same Articles with VVaterford; which
rendered, last Place was view'd by the King the Day it was July 26. given up. Here His Majesty took care that no Persons should be moleft d, and among the rest the Lord Dover was admitted to a more particular Protection from His Majesty, as having formerly applied himself, when the King was at Hilsborough, by Major General Kirk's means, to desire a Pass for himself and Family to Flanders. The Lord George Howard did likewise embrace His Majesties' Mer. су.
On the 27th of July the King left the Camp at Carrick, and went to Dublin, in order to Embark King Wit. for England. This sudden stop in His Majesty's Pro-Jiam gress occafion'd various Speculations; for it argu'd leaves the either that his Affairs in England were in no plealing Army. Posture, or that he despair'd of Reducing Ireland this Campaign; Tyrconnel and Lauzun having gather'd a considerable number of Forces in and about Limerick, and given the Command of that Impor.
A. C. tant Place to Monsieur Boisseleau, a Resolute and 1690. Experienc'd Officer. Others of more refin'd Poli. i ticks afcribd it to a deeper Detign, as if His Ma
jesty had been willing to draw the Irish War into length both to make himself more necessary ; to encline his English Subjects to lay aside their private Discontents and Divisions, at the Prospect of their Common Danger ; and to use them, by degrees, to bear the Burden of Taxes, which were necessary to be raised, to carry on a vigorous War against France. Whatever was the 'Reafon, His Majesty left the Command of the Army to Count Solmes,and lay that Night at Carlow, but upon some Advices from England, expreft himself doubtful whether to go over or return to the Camp. However he went to Clappel. izard, and spent there some time to hear divers Complaints, and redress several Grievances. Here he likewise order'd a Weekly Fast, and publishid a Second Declaration to confirm the former, in F2vour of ll poor Labourers, Common Soldiers,
Country Farmers, Ploughmen, &c. and declaring He Pub.
withal," " That if those of Superiour Rank and lists a ad
Quality, and also such as had born Office under Decoratie on, Aug..
His Viajesty's Enemies, whether Military or Civil, should by the 251h Day of that Month of August, Surrender themselves to his Obedience,
and should be content during the Rebellion of that “Kingdom to betake themselves to such Town or “ City as should be allign'd them, they should be “ fecure in their Lives, and have the Liberty of
such Town or City; and if they were Destitute “and in Want, should also have a Subbstance al“low'd them, according to their respective Quali
lities. As to Strangers, of what Nation soever,
who had taken Service in that Kingdom against “ His Majoty, He did further declare, That if they “should forsake the Enemy, and come into his
Quarters within the time aforesaid, they should
not only receive his Majesty's Protection, whilst " they were in the Kingdom, but forthwith have
Pasports given them to go directly home into their respective Countries. But if thefe Manifestations of his Grace and Favour should not be valued as
they deserved; or if any should persist in that A. C. “ Barbarous and Unchristian way of Burning and 1690. “ Desolation, which in some places had of late been “ practis'd, His Majesty thould hold himself dif
charg’d of those Consequences and Calamities " which must inevitably follow, fince thofe who “ were obstinate against his Mercy became the Au- thors of their own Confusion.
About this time the King having a farther Account from England, that the Deligns of the Malecontents were discover'd and prevented, the loss at Sea repair’d, and thar the Frenci had only burnt one small Village in the VVest of England, and so gone
to the die off again, He resolv'd to return to the Army, which on the 4th Day of August He found Encamp'd at
my, Aug.4. Golden-Bridge, and by the 7th reach'd Carrickellish, a Place within five Miles from Limerick, where Lieutenant General Douglas joind him. The next Day in the Morning the Earl of Portland and Brigadier Stewart were detach'd towards Limerickwith 900 Horse, and 1200 Foot, who advanc'd within Cannon-shot of the Town with little opposition from the Enemy; and in the Evening the King himself accompanied by Prince George, Monsieur Overkerk, Lieutenant General Ginkls, and several other great Officers, with about 200 Horse, went to view the Posture of the Enemy and the Avenues to the Town. On the oth the whole Army decamp'd at Five in the Morning, and made their Approaches in excellent order, 200 Horse and Dragoons, with 1000 chosen Foot, leading the Van. The Country be's ing full of Hedges and Ditches, the Pioneers were immediately employ'd to cut down the first and fill up the latter, which was no fooner done but the Army advanc'd, and drove the Enemy before them till they came to a narrow Pass between two Bogs, within half a Mile of the Town, which was not above 150 Yards, and this besides full of Hedges and other Incumbrances. In this Pafs were Lanes leading to the Town, in the middlemost of which, being the broadest, stood the Irish Horse, and to the Right and Left of which the Hedges were lined with Mulgueteers. The detach'd Party of English
Siege of Peter with a Summons to the Town. A great ma
A. C. Foot was upon the Advance towards the Center, 1690. the Horse a little to the Right of them, the Danes to
the Left, and the Blue Duch, with feveral English
The Army being posted, the King fent a Trum-
of the Garrison were for Capitulating; but Mon-