TRVE INTELLIGENCE FROM IRELAND. BEING Two Letters sent from Dublin by men of good Repute the 25 of Aprill 1642. by the last Post. VVherein is Related the Victorious Pro­ceedings of the PROTESTANTS against the Rebells in IRELAND.

LONDON: Printed for John Sweeting, the second of May. 1642.

SIR,

AT the going downe of our Armie into the Counties of Kildare, Car­low, Kings and Queenes Counties, under the command of the Earle of Ormond, Lievtenant Generall, and Sir Charles Coote, these things happened at their comming to Typper, they blew up halfe the Castle, with a Priest in it; it was Master Nicholas Suttons; they marched downe to Atly, releeved the Ca­stle, and hanged the Governour, with some of the best of the Towne, and marched to Garlo, and releeved it, so to Mariborow in the Queenes Countie, releeved it, so to the Byror in Kings Countie, releeved it, which is fifty-five miles from Dublin; and so came to Athy, from thence they marched homewards to Kill [...]ush, in the Countie Kildare, where they had a Skirmish on Friday the sixteenth of Aprill with the Rebells, the Lord Montgarret, Lord Viscount Ekerion, Ba­ron of Dunboyne, Richard Bu [...]ler, the Earle of Or­monds brother, Sir Morgan Cavanaugh, Collonell Burne, Collonell Fits Gerald, Collonell Talbot, [Page 4] being the head Commanders, besides Cap­taines, our Army killed five hundred and odde men, with the losse of sixe of ours, and have brought from thence the head of Collonell Ca­vanaugh, and the Lord Montgarrets second sonne Edmond Butler with them, and tooke from the Rebells seven Colours, and hath placed a Garri­son of fifteene hundred foote, and three hundred horse at the Na [...]s, and returned to Dublin the 18 of Aprill, 1642.

VVEE have Newes that Rathgogan Castle is releeved, and quite defeated the Rebells before it, where there was to the num­ber of fifty slaine; in their Retreat they were Incountred by some Companies from Millwa­locke, but they were quite Routed by our Forces, slaying about an hundred and fifty, with the losse of none. The Lord Muskeys Army is rou­ted from that quarter by my Lord Inchequid and Colonell Vavasor, with onely two Troopes of Horse and three hundred Musquetiers. The maine body of the Lord Muskeys Forces consist of 36 Colours; They sent out some to give us Skirmish, but presently packt up their baggage [Page 5] and fled. Our men pursued them two or three miles, charging fiercely upon their Reare, and Routed the whole Army; there were slaine a­bout two hundred of their men, without the losse of a man.

SEven hundred Horse are safely Landed here from you, some upon Friday, Saturday, Sun­day and Munday, and the Lord Lile landed here, and Lord Digbie on Tuesday from Holy-Head. Vpon Munday one Master Ask his man was ta­ken with Powder going to the Rebells, who was that night put upon the wracke, but was not stretcht; the next morning Alderman Bey was committed, as it is supposed, about that bu­sinesse: that night another was taken with pow­der, and one James Cleare was committed for buying of Powder in Chester a little before this Plot was discovered; but it was not brought over, so when the Newes was come to Chester, the man that sold it sent for it backe from War­mingham; This was not well carried, for it was not knowne till now. This day one James Tal­bot was brought in, who was at the first of this Rebellion a great Favourite with the State, and [Page 6] made Sheriffe of a Countie; but in stead of exe­cuting that office made himselfe a Captain with the Rebells.

Many other pretty things might I write, but it were not worth relating; The Souldiers are very unruly, and discontented for want of their pay, and wee are much burthened, for their be­ing so much out of order, without wee have speedy ayd and money, all things will not goe right. I pray God send us as good Newes from you, as you have from us, and grant that all things may be setled for the best. You may per­ceive how Gods providence is to us in delive­ring so few from such a multitude of these re­bellious Rogues. This day my Lord Lile went out to Leislipe, a house of Sir Nicholas Whites, there was none with him but onely a Troope of Horse, the Rogues let them come within a Musquet shot of the House or thereabouts, a hundred Musquetiers came out some private way, and were like to compasse them round, then the Rogues out of the house did appeare when they thought the rest had gone behinde our horse, so upon that they were faine to Re­treate, but in their turning Lievtenant Colonell [Page 7] Munke was like to be lost, for a Bullet came through his Coate, and as neare to Sir Richard Greenfeild. My Lord Lile was like to have an ill welcome to Ireland. Farewell till the next Post, I remaine

Your loving Friend E. V.

From the Apothecary of the Armie in Dublin to his kinsman Mr John Lynne, Gentleman to the Earle of DANBY.

Good Cosen;

GOD be praised, wee are still living though made beggars; the Lord hath blest our Armies, and given us divers victories; and such hopes, that those Rebel [...]s may easily be vanquished, if succour in any competent time be supplied: Wee have lately given them a great overthrow, our Armie be­ing but 3500 foote and horse, encountred their Armie, being eight thousand, and made them run to their bogges and woods, and slaughtered eight hundred of them.

[Page 8] The Lord hath blessed us beyond expectation, given us great victories over our enemies; Wee have been besieged that we durst not stirre out a mile from Towne, now wee are able to march fortie miles with our Armie. Last Sunday being the 17 of Aprill, our Armie came home with vi­ctory attending them, having entertained a pit­ched Battell with the Rebells. In our marching home, being weary, having been out 12 dayes, flying up and downe the Countrey, met with ten thousand of the enemy, who got the ground, winde, and all advantages of us; yet it pleased the Lord to give us victory, our number being not 4000 men, Sir Thomas Lucas Son the major of the horse, gave the charge with his horse, after the Ordnance had played divers times, & with­in an houre their Army was routed, and we slew some six hundred of them, some thinke a thou­sand: the Lord be blessed for this extraordinary victory; they had resolved to have killed every man of us, had we been beaten. The Lord pro­sper us, and goe out with our Armies, and bring us home againe.

Your loving kinsman till death M. L [...]N [...].
FINIS.

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