Oliver Cromwell's Letters and Speeches Volume 1
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1851 edition. Excerpt: ...Thomhaugh, pressing too boldly, was slain, being run into the body and thigh and head by the Enemy's lancers.f And give me leave to say, he was a man as faithful and gallant in your service as any; and one who often heretofore lost blood in your quarrel, and now his last. He hath left some behind him to inherit a Father's honor; and a sad Widow;--both now the interest of the Commonwealth. Our horse still prosecuted the Enemy; kilhng and taking divers all the The Darwen between us and them. t ' Run through with a lancier in Chorley, he wanting his arms, ' say Hodgson. For ' arms'read 'armor, ' corslet, &c. This is the Colonel Thomhaugh so often mentioned, praised and mourned for, by Mis Hutchinson. way. At last the Enemy drew up within three miles of Wigan; and by that time our Army was come up, they drew off again, and recovered Wigan before we could attempt anything upon them. We lay that night in the field close by the Enemy; being very dirty and weary, and having marched twelve miles of such ground as I never rode in all my life, the day being very wet. We had some skirmishing, that night, with the Enemy, near the Town; where we took General Van Druske and a Colonel, and killed some principal Officers, and took about a hundred prisoners; where I also received a letter from Duke Hamilton for civil usage towards his kinsman Colonel Hamilton, whom he led wounded there. We took also Colonel Hurry and Lieutenant-Colonel Innes sometimes in your service. The next morning the Enemy marched towards Warrington, and we at the heels of them. The Town of Wigan, a great and poor Town, and very Malignant, were plundered almost to their skins by them. We could not engage the Enemy until we came within three miles of Warrington; and there the Enemy made a.
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