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A commanded party of foote, led by Coll. Thomas of Prince Maurices army, gott a hill aside the river neare the towne, where at bottome was a brige. The small cottages which were next the towne were all this forenoone a burning. Our foot and theirs pelting one at another all day: small harme done to ours. The enemy shott a many great peices of cannon at them it seamed and at the left wing of our horse also; but little or no hurt. Thus stood both armyes all this day on this side. But Sir R. Delbois with 700 men on the other side of the river pelted the rogues from their hedges betweene the howses and neare that brige. A party of horse of the enemy came over the river and charged our reare of foot, about one or two of the clocke. This day Sir Rodney, that commanded a party of horse neare this towne, who did most gallantly, was shott with a musket bullet, yet did remaine living. At this time wee thought to fall back upon our campe and leave the brige to the enemie.
This after noone wee were entreated by Sir Rodney who had his arm seen by the surgeon and was onse more horsed, to reclaime this bridge and to see off the rogues. Our horse did march right over the brige into the towne as the enemie were revelling at the inn. Soone all the enemie were in flyte and safe passage over the brige garenteed. He conceived it a fitt morning to doe the buisines upon the enemies horse and foote and to mayke sure that the supplies promised from the east were delivered whole to our camp.
Last Edited By: Sir Rodney Delbois Feb 26 17 4:34 PM. Edited 1 time