Two famous Battels fought in Ireland: Wherein the Protestants under the command of the Earle of Ormond, Sr. Charles Coote, and Sr. Simon Harcourt, slew great numbers of the Rebels, routing them from one Town to another, and tooke divers prisoners to their great joy and comfort.

Faithfully related in a Letter, sent from Mr. Ralph Parsons in Dublin, to Sr. William Brewerton, a worthy Member of the House of Commons.

Received by the last Post, February 23. 1641.

Whereunto is added, The brave Adventures and Victorious exploits of Captain Thomas Steutevile, neere unto the Town of Drogheda in IRELAND.

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LONDON, Printed for J. Wright, 1642.

Noble Sir,

I Now send you all the newes from the parts a­bout Dublin, from the other Provinces wee have none.

Letters of the twelfth give us, that the Earle of [...]rmond, Sir Charles Coote, and Sir Simon Harcourt, went with two Thousand foot, and three Hundred horse to the Nase, the first night they lay at New-castle, seven miles from Dublin, that evening they sent to Racoole two hundred horse to burne what was left, one Hundred went to the Town, the other staid in ambush, they no sooner came to the Town, but they were encountred with one Thousand Rogues, the horse retired to their ambush, which made the Rebels follow hard after them, in disorder, which the horse perceiving, both troopes charged home and killed numbers of them, and so burnt the Towne, next day the Army went to the Nase, which they burnt not, the Rebels durst not abide their comming, the Souldiers got very much pillage, and so backe to New-Castle, they have burnt all the Townes this side the Nase, I shall not trouble you with their names, some prisoners of quality taken, as the Ashess and Aylmores.

The twelfth of this instant, the Lord Lambert went forth of Dublin, [...]o a place called Lauglinston, where were a Thou­sand Rogues, the Lord fought with the Rebels, rou [...]ed them and kil'd above a hundred, took much Pillage, and so returned [Page 2] home, in all these actions wherein you may see Gods great goodnesse we lost not one man, but a Souldier hurt, the Lord Lambert brought home some twenty prisoners, which I be­leeve are now hanged, there came one Captaine Codogan the fifth of this Month from Tredagh by Sea, he went away again the twelfth, and there was to follow him instantly three Ships, and some ten Gabards to victuall the Town for two months, I pray God send them safe, he brings newes that all are wel there, and have kil'd above a thousand of the Rebels, since Sir Henry Tichburnes being there, the Lord Moore shews himselfe a gallant man, and ventures as far as any man: there is a jury at the Kings Bench, where are indited the Freehol­ders of the Countries of Dublin, Kildar, Meath, and Wicklar, I beleeve they will not appeare, then the Bills of Treason cannot but passe.

I am confident the King will get land enough to plant a better, and a more permament generation, and Gods true wor­ship setled. Sin you may see how the case stands about Dublin, I doubt not but where resistance is made in other parts, the English will do the like; if the King and Parliament please, that our succours goe overspeedily, we shall be able to run through the Kingdome, for assure your selfe the Rebels want powder, & that m ght be stopt, if shipping were on the coast to keep away that provision, so consequently the worke the shorter. There hath not a passage been made to Dublin from hence this sixe weekes, I beleeve the reason the Post boats dare not venture, but with a very faire winde, least they be driven amongst the Rebels, some Pinnace with Ordnance for that purpose were very convenient, that would not care to go in all weathers, and would be able to defend her selfe, if occasion were, I send you a Proclamation which gives you what the state do there. We heare that Sir Nicholas White and his eldest son are for Treason in the Castle, he is a great [Page 3] and leading man in the Country of Kildare, I beleeve by this something is done with him at the Kings Bench Bar; the of­fence, that he stood on his Castle at Lexis, where the poore English were Pillaged, and that the Commanders were in his house, and some of the Pillage found there, his son at the Nase with the Rebels, he is father in law to the Lord Castello, and Master Tafe, there may be some working, but you know what to do.

Sir I am affraid I am too troublesome, I shall take my leave and shall over be

Yours to do you faithfull service RALPH PARSONS.

I hope to morrow morning our Souldiers will under sayle, all reardy for that.

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