Derriana: A Collection of Papers Relative to the Siege of Derry, and Illustrative of the Revolution of 1688

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G. Douglas, 1794
 

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Página 10 - ... could have confidence in, to di-rect them in the management of this affair and unanimoufly refolved to chufe Mr. Walker and Mr Baker, to be their Governors during the fiege ; but thefe gentlemen confidering the importance, as well as the uncertainty of fuch an office, acquainted by letter Col. Cuningham (whofe bufinefs they thought it was to take care of them) with this matter, and defired him to undertake the charge ; but he being obliged, by his inftru&ions, to obey the orders of Col. Lundy,...
Página 15 - Detachment out of each Company, of Ten men, and after putting them into the beft Order their Impatience could allow, he Sallies out at the Head of them (with all imaginable Silence) at Ferry Key Gate, at four of the Clock in the Morning. One part of them beat the Enemies Dragoons from the Hedges...
Página 28 - We, the officers hereunto subscribing, pur suant to a resolution taken and agreed upon, at a council of war at Londonderry, held this day, do hereby mutually promise and engage, to stand by each other with our forces against the common enemy, and will not leave the kingdom, nor desert the public service, until our affairs are in a settled and secure posture. And if any of us shall do the contrary, the person so leaving the kingdom, or deserting the service...
Página 13 - Sea ; when we considered all this, it was obvious enough, what a dangerous undertaking we had ventured upon. But the resolution and courage of our people, and the necessity we were under, and the great confidence and dependence among us on God Almighty, that he would take care of us and preserve us, made us overlook all those difficulties.
Página 94 - Majesty's greatest concern hath been for Ireland, and particularly for the Province of Ulster, which he looks upon as most capable to defend itself against the common enemy. And that they might be the better enabled to do it, there are two regiments already at the...
Página 20 - ... a boom of timber, joined by iron chains, and fortified by a cable of 12 inches thick twifted round it; they made this boom firft of oak, but that could not float, and was foon broke by the force of the water: Then they made one of fir beams, which anfwered their purpofe better; if was fattened at on...
Página 12 - some disorder among us, and confusion when we looked about us, and saw what we were doing ; our enemies all about us, and our friends running away from us. A garrison we had composed of a number of poor people frightened from their own homes, and seemed more fit to hide themselves than to face an enemy.
Página 12 - ... they thought fit to leave it ; that we had but few horse to sally out with, and no forage ; no engineers to instruct us in our works ; no fire-works, not...
Página 122 - ... all were driven, with drawn fwords, under the walls of the town ! — This device weakened the fpirits of James's army by its horror, and ftrengthened thofe of the befieged, by turning a fedate, into a furious valour. Many of the prifoners called to their friends on the walls above them', " to attend to their own intereft, not theirs ; for, that a furrender to men void of all chriftian humanity, could not fave thofe who were without, and would only involve thofe who were within in one common...
Página 87 - ... a motive to induce you, or to prevail upon you. May the Lord send deliverance to us, and preserve you all in peace and tranquillity, is the hearty prayer of, Gentlemen, your most obedient servants, ', GEORGE PHILLIPS. ' SAMUEL NORMAN. ' MATTHEW COCKER. ' JOHN CAMPSIE.

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