I, Benjamin Holbeck

I, Benjamin Holbeck

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1884 edition. Excerpt: ... death in our fort of that good old sergeant to whom I might have confided the matter. After much reflection, I decided to ask the Almighty to-direct me, knowing that both those to whom I would so gladly have turned for advice had it been possible, would themselves have turned to Him for counsel. And it seemed to be made very plain to me that I must do nothing rashly. PROMOTION. ENEWED fighting began by the Cavaliers at Plympton and Buckland falling upon some of our scattered parties; but our Major Halsey, -with his horse, pursued and attacked the enemy at the village of Tamerton. In February we were again invested by the malignants. The Royalists were concentrated at the neighbouring town of Modbury, and th& Parliament's forces in Devonshire made their rendezvous at Kingsbridge, for the purpose of attacking them. The Cavaliers, under Sir Ralph Hopton--who, I hear, is one of their bravest generals, and a man of a chivalrous and noble nature--occupied an entrenched camp. The assault was led by the Bideford and Barnstaple contingent, whoarrived on the ground first. Hopton was defeated, and one thousand stand of arms taken. As a consequence of this, our siege was again raised, the Cavaliers being forced to flee with such haste that they left behind them three great guns and some powder. Sir Ralph's head-quarters were at Saltash, of whose powerful women I have before written. We hired a Newcastle ship to batter him at that place, but the master of it failed of his bargain, and meanly betrayed his trust. Again wc had some weeks after this of comparative quiet, and no news was sent from this town to the Parliament, the commanders being "more desirons to serve their God and country than to cackle like hens on the laying of every...show more

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  • Paperback | 68 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 141g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236827317
  • 9781236827319