DUKE Hamiltons Conditions, FOR Surrendring himself with all the Officers and Souldiers under his command, and three thousand Horse and Armes to the Parliaments Forces in the County of Stafford.

A hundred and thirteen Scots Colours brought up to the Parliament, with their Order to send them to Colchester to be hung up in sight of the Earl of Norwich, Sir Charles Lucas, and the rest of the Defendents in the said Towne.

Also the taking of Sir MARMADUKE LANGDALE with eight other eminent Commanders, and carrying them Prisoners to Nottingham Castle.

A Message from Lievtenant-Generall Cromwell to Major Generall Monrac about putting to death 4000. Scots Prisoners.

A Letter sent by a Committee-man from the E. of Norwich, Sir Charles Lucas, &c. to the L. Generall, to march away with Drums beating, and Colours flying.

The Surrender of Deale Castle in Kent to Colonell Rich, and Colonell Hewson.

Printed for R. B. 1648.

Duke Hamiltons Conditions for sur­rendring himself, and all Officers and Souldi­diers under his Command, with 3000. Horse and Armes to the Parliaments Forces.

FRiday the 25. of this instant August, were brought to the House of Commons by one Mr. Noble (who came from Lievtenant-Generall Cromwell) 113. Colours of Horse and Foot, which were taken from the Scots upon the taking of their whole Body of Foot in Lancashire, consisting of about nine thousand, and put­ting the Duke with such Horse as he had left to flight.

Amongst these Colours are Duke Hamiltons owne Standard of white Searsnet, with a Crowne in the midst, and underneath this Motto,

DATE CAESARI.

The rest of the Colours for all that Regiment of Horse had the same Motto.

The Dukes Colours for his Regiment of Foot were also white, and (which is more then usuall) had this Motto,

For Covenant, King and Kingdome.

A great number of Horse-Colours are yet to come in, and when they are all brought together, it is concei­ved the Parliament will give order for hanging them up (as Trophies) in Westminster Hall, the Abbey, or some other eminent place.

The Duke fled with a party of Horse into Cheshire, where the Countrey rose with so much gallantry and re­solution, that with some helpe of the Souldiery in those parts, they took above a hundred prisoners at Nampt­wich; Colonell Moore, who at this time was joyned with Major Harley, and the rest of the Party which of late gave the great blow to the Cavaliers Party com­manded by Sir Henry Lingen, and took himself and al­most all the rest Prisoners, had intelligence hereof, and fell down into Shropshire (a thousand effective) where they lighted on many of the Scots in a frighted and most despicable condition, ten men chased a hundred.

The Duke finding himself in a great straight, the Countrey rising on either side of him, forces ready to incounter him before, and impede his march into the Isle of Anglesey; and his Forces feared to look back, for that they conceited, they alwaies heard the noise of the trampling of the feet of Lievtenant-Generall Crom­wells men, who were more terrible to them then Lions; the Duke with those remaining with him being in a fainting condition, turned on one side, and rowled down upon Utcester in the County of Stafford.

When he came thither, he heard that the Lord Grey of Groby had a gallant Brigade of Horse, and attended the motion of the Scots; presently comes newes that Major-Generall Lambert with a considerable party of Horse was but about a dayes march behind; hereupon the Duke thinks of a way of submission, and finding he and his Party could no longer escape the fury of the people, wish themselves under termes of mercy, within the protection of the Lord Grey, and the rest of the Souldiery, on condition he might have a Convoy, [Page 3] which he and Sir Marmaduke Langdale, with the rest of the Officers, Nobility, Gentry and Souldiery of Scot­land that are with him, will doubtlesse have within few dayes to bring them to the Parliament, or such other place as they shall appoint.

The Earl of Traquaire hath already submitted and yeelded himselfe prisoner, with many others; and none of the rest are like to have better quarter, they being environed, and little or no possibility of their escape.

Lievtenant-Generall Cromwell is in pursuit of that party of the Scots Horse that fled North-wards, and to oppose the rest of their Forces commanded by Munro; some small recruit added to him in this conjuncture of time, would soon cleer the North, and be a terror to a­ny other that shall presume to invade that part of this Kingdome.

Duke Hamilton finding the County to rise against him, who had taken about a thousand of the three thousand horse, marched with him towards the South, and the souldierie to pursue him, and the remaining par­ty with him fearfull of being knockt on the head by the Countrey, sent a Message to the Governour of Stafford, signifying, that he would capitulate with him, if hee pleased on conditions for himselfe and those that were with him, the Governour of Stafford (a wise and vali­ant Gentleman) returnes answer, that if himself and those with him would lay downe and submit to mercy they might, otherwaies they must take what followed: The Duke stayed still at Uxcester, having left about 2000. horse, (one thousand being cut off by the Coun­trey before they got thither) and there inclosed on all [Page 4] sides, must be content with lower conditions, whereof more shortly.

In the meane time Sir Marmaduke Langdale and eight other eminent Commanders are taken in a mean house neare Nottingham disguised, by 12. Troopers which knew them not within an houre after they were taken, but afterwards carryed them to Nottingham Castle to accompany Colonell Poyer, Colonell Powell, and the rest taken by Lieutenant Generall Cromwell in Wales.

The Intelligence is, that Major Generall Monro, with the forces he brought out of Ireland, and those Scots horsemen which escaped to him after the late rout in Lancashire, are matching forward (and were then in Westmerland) to meet Lieutenant Generall Crom­well, upon which the Lieutenant Generall hath sent a Trumpet to Monro, to give him notice, that in case he advances further Southward, he must be forced to put foure thousand and od prisoners he hath of theirs to the sword.

What answer was returned we yet hear not, but it is reported that the Lord Kalender and Monro are joyned, and therefore the lesse probability that they will desist their further approach.

The Scots Colours before mentioned are carried down to the Leaguer before Colchester, and will be set up in the view of the Towne as so many signalls of that admirable victory, and if the sight of them will not move the Defendents, doubtlesse if Sir Marme­duke Langdale were there it would do it.

When the Besiegers had first notice of this great Victory against the Scots, they gave the Defendents notice thereof by discharging the great Guns six times over against the Towne.

The next day the Earle of Norwich, Sir Charles Lucas, and the rest of the Officers in the towne sent out one of the Committee­men (which they keep prisoners there) to the Lord Generall Fairfax, with a Letter, wherein they signified, that if his Excellency would give way that the Officers should march away to their owne homes, or beyond the Seas, and the common Souldiers a mile from the towne, with Drums beating, and Colours flying, and there to lay down arms, they would surrender the towne, which the Committee-man begged as for his life.

His Excellency returned answer, That when their condition was far better then now it is, he should have refused to grant these Propositions, and therefore had lesse cause to harken to them now; His Excellency doubts not to preserve the rest [Page 6] of the Committee, and get the towne with­in foure daies; the Cannon began to make battery against the walls on Thursday last, and if they doe not suddenly surrender, they must take what followes.

The Castle of Deale in Kent was surrended to Colonell Rich and Co­lonell Hewson on Friday last, Sandown is all that holds out now in that Coun­ty.

FINIS.

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