History of the siege of Chester, during the civil wars in the time of king Charles i

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R. Faulder, 1800 - 125 pages

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Page 27 - Twas Presbyterian true blue; For he was of that stubborn crew Of errant saints whom all men grant To be the true church militant; Such as do build their faith upon The holy text of pike and gun; Decide all controversies by Infallible artillery; And prove their doctrine orthodox, By apostolic blows and knocks; Call fire and sword and desolation A godly, thorough reformation, Which always must be carried on, And still be doing, never done; As if religion were intended For nothing else but to be mended...
Page 16 - he was a soldier of very good command, who being a person of great affability and dexterity, as well as martial knowledge, gave great life to the designs of the well affected there ; and, with the encouragement of some gentlemen of North Wales, in a short time raised such a power of horse and foot, as made often skirmishes with the enemy ; sometimes with notable advantage ; never with any signal loss.
Page 28 - ... that God, who can, and we hope will, secure them more than our walls, or weapons.
Page 110 - ... mine herewith sent, touching which I shall not be so scrupulous as to demand their return, not valuing to what view they may be exposed ; therefore, they are left with you if you please, and I remain your servant, WM. BRERETON. — Chester suburbs, Jan. 26, 1646.
Page 126 - The whole suburbs presented an undistinguishable mass of ruins, while the Walls and edifices within the city were defaced or battered down by the destructive cannon. In addition to this the city lands were all mortgaged, the funds quite exhausted, the plate melted down, and the Churches, particularly St. John's, being so long in the possession of the enemy, greatly damaged.
Page 65 - When we call to mind those ancient and honourable privileges and immunities granted heretofore to the citizens and freemen of the city of Chester, for their loyalty to the crown, we cannot but wonder at your impertinence in urging that as an argument to withdraw us from our allegiance, whereby...
Page 65 - ... the continuance of His divine protection in the defence of this just cause, wherein our liberties, religion, and allegiance to our sovereign, whose service is inseparable from that of the kingdom, are so deeply engaged. This is all the.answer we think fit to return you for the past, and so rest your servants,— JOHN BYBON, CHARLES WALLET — Nov. 19, 1644.
Page 40 - Walley, an order of assembly was made, that one hundred pounds worth of the ancient city plate should be forthwith converted into coin, for the necessary use and defence of the city. At the same assembly it was ordered, that the sum of eight score pounds should be assessed upon the city, to be collected at twenty pounds per week, for the perfecting the works, and maintaining thereof, also for making provision of matches,* coals and candles for the use of the garrison, viz. fifteen pounds...
Page 114 - I—" They, the Lord Byron, and all noblemen, commanders, officers, gentlemen, soldiers, and all other persons whatever, now residing in the city of Chester, and the castle and fort thereof, shall have liberty to march out of the said city, castle, and fort, with all their apparel whatsoever, and no other, or more goods, horses, or arms, than are hereaftcr-mentioned, viz.
Page 29 - Parley. Be not unadvised, but think of your Liberty; for I Vow, all Hopes of Relief are taken from you; and our intents are not to Starve you, but to Batter and Storm you, and then Hang you all, and...

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