TWO LETTERS From Two Gentlemen lately come from IRELAND, AND LANDED IN SCOTLAND.
To a Person of Quality of Ireland now in London; Gi­ving an Account of some Affairs relating to the Present State of Ireland.

Licensed and Entred according to Order.

Glasgow, July 9. 1689.

Honoured Sir,

I Have forborn writing to you, ex­pecting to have been furnished with an Exact Account of Af­fairs in and about Londonderry: but as yet no such thing is come to our hands, neither can we be certain­ly informed, whether the Relief be got in there, or not, because no Ships have of late come from thence. But by Fishing-boats, and other shists, se­veral of your Tenants are come to this Place, who give this Account: That the Protestants all about the Sea­side, are commanded and forced to re­move to the Mountains, for fear that if an Army from England should land there, they would join with them. There is one Mr. Montgomery come to this Town from Ireland, who had se­veral Protections from the late King James, and from all his Generals; not­withstanding which, he was forced to leave the Countrey, and make his Escape, being warned by some of his Friends (who are Roman-Catholicks) That a general Massacre of the Pro­testants was intended; and that it would have been so before this time, but that the Pope writ Letters to the Irish, to forbear till a more sit Oppor­tunity. That the Irish Clergy and Gentry being earnest to have it done out of hand, King James was against it; but at last they had prevailed with him to consent to it; and it had been put in Execution, had not the Pope's Order given a Respit to it. You may guess what a miserable Condition the poor Protestants there are in: God in his Infinite Mercy relieve them. I am,

Your most Humble Servant, W. S.

Just as I was about to close this Let­ter, I received certain Intelligence, That the Ships are not yet got into Londonderry; That on Friday last was seven-night the Londonderry men sal­ly'd out, and kill'd 150 of the Enemy just before the Walls; That Major-General Kirk hath supplied the People of Iniskillin with Arms and Ammuni­tion, who came out of their Hold as [Page 2]far as Ballynefea, and drove the Irish before them; That Ballyshannon holds out, and likewife Donegal; That Ma­jor-General Kirk has put 700 Men in­to the Island of Ince, who, together with the Protestants already there, will make up a handsom Party; That the Enemy have burnt Letterkenny, and most of the Gentlemens Houses in Enishowen; That they have burnt New­town, and many other Towns in the County of Londonderry; which, tho it be to your great loss, and many o­ther Gentlemen, yet it looks as if they had not intention to stay long in that Countrey: which I pray God grant.

IRWYN, July 8. 1689.


THis Afternoon Captain Vaughan of Breneranagh, Mr. Humble, and Mr. Wray, and several others, came to this place. They left the Fleet on Saturday last, which at that time could not get up to Londonderry, by reason of a Boom laid cross the River from Pennyburn-Mill. That Mr. Browning would have adventured to go up, but Major-General Kirk would not suffer him till a more convenient opportuni­ty, having some other Design in hand. The Gentlemen of Donegal, (with the leave and order of the Major General) took two Men of War along with them, with intent to land a good number of Men at the Island of Ince, and there to intrench themselves: In the Logh they met Sir James Caldwall coming to the Fleet, to give an Account, That the Men of Iniskillin hold out bravely, but were streightned in Ammunition; whereupon the Major-General sent them a large and handsom Supply. Ballyshannon holds out, and so doth Donegal, under the Care of Sir Albert Coningham; and another place, of which I have forgot the Name. By the en­couragement of the Frigats lying in Logh-Foyl; Iniskillin, Donegal, and the Fleet, hold a constant Correspondence. There are in Iniskillin Four thousand Horse and Foot well armed, and Four thousand more good Men that wanted Arms, but are now supplied from Ma­jor-General Kirk. On Friday last was seven-night there was a sharp Engage­ment between the Garison of London­derry and the Irish; in which the Ene­my lost a Hundred and fifty Men, some say more. The People of Londonderry are Masters of the Wind-mill-Hill. The Sheriff of the County of Donegal, with some Forces, is now burning all the Gentlemens Houses in that Coun­trey. Your House is also burnt to the ground, and all your Land depopula­ted, and most part of all that County. The Protestants are driven like Sheep to the slaughter. Brian O Cahan, the Titular Dean of Derry, is Commander in Chief in that County, having a Guard of Rogues about him, and does what he pleaseth there. The City of Londonderry received full Intelligence from the Fleet, by a Man who swam over the River from about Alderman Tomkins his House.

Your Humble Servant, P. J.
  • The Answer of a Protestant Gentleman in Ireland, to a late Letter from N. N. upon a late Discourse between them concerning the present Posture of that Countrey, and the Part fit for those concerned there, to Act in it.
  • An Apology for the Protestants of Ire­land, in a Brief Narrative of the late Revolutions in that Kingdom, and an Account of the Present State thereof.
  • The Interest of England in the Preser­vation of Ireland; humbly Presented to the Parliament of England. By J. P. Esq

All Three Printed for Ric. Chiswell.

London: Printed for Ric. Chiswell at the Rose and Crown in St. Paul's Church-Yard. 1689.

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