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immediatily sent on bord the beformentioned ships, and the flyeboat and Marmaduke were earried downe and snnke, hut the Sancta Maria grounded by the way (and was afterwards burnt thereby the enemy) TJpon the first of the flood our industrious foe (who I believe had* not waked much lesse then wee had done that night) seemed to be domg and to theire number mentioned before were added att least

ILnTm . T* ? amU8e y°U ^ little inco°siderable passages, about 10 a clock, he approached with as popitious a winde as bis designe could have bene attended with, when he who commanded the squadron spreading his red flagg, both parties began to plie theire busmesse which was vigorously earried on by our people, and (though att a pretty large distance) shott flew thick for some three quarters of an houre, nor did I perceive thé enemy very forward to advance, whilst our ships continued spitting fire, butt itt being now within an houre and a halfe of high water, and little damadge being yett done to us, a command is sent on bord our ships to prohibitt theire fireing a gunn till the enemy came nearer; for itt was feared wee should want amunition, and supposed our shott dropt short. Butt the captaines could not att first message perswade theire men into obedience • who found by experience that the enemy was within reach of them' .innT M\ * ^ m?,ssen*er Was ^«P^ht aboard, requiring them upon theire utmost perrills to forbeare fireing, which the captaine of Charles the 5* exactly obeyed, and the others as well as they could Encouraged I feare to much by our silence, a bold fellow leads on

lïTetT ^ *he UnÜy himselfe> who gave him a warme broadsme, butt men forsaking her, was soone redueed, whilst twoTestops attacked each guardship, burnt the Maihias, butt swunge cleare of Charles the 5* and broke a passadge for theire men of warr, who now followed then* leader, and advanced very thick towards the chaine! The Monmouth cutts her cables, and consult* her safety by flying for

inJ, l ,menu°n-b0r? the R0yalt C,^^twerenotafewinLmber forsake her, having (as tis said, butt, I feare, very slightly) ItWeS

now laad the Umty on bord, that led the vann of theire fleete inlo

ttXTVT " ^ " the fir8t man enters th« and Hl 7 PUr,ehaSeth t0 himselfe ^e glory of the whole action and make th our admirall his prize (a losse and a dishonourequally rrecoverab e); for strange itt was, that since she must unfo^lS lye there (to be as itt were an invitation to the enemy boldly to iSSS

zSiïrzrs fere wa,s not a provision*

prepared m her, to have, when occasion required itt. covered her with smoke and converted her into flames. Having thus los all tha whmh wee putt our trust in, our fort, our fireships, our chaine and gnardships, the rest lay exposed to the enemies me cy wt had "e

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