A Wild-fire PLOT▪ Found out in IRELAND: SHEWING How the REBELS VVould haue consumed the City of Dublin with Wild-fire.

Also how three Lords were taken Prisoners, and com­mitted to the Castle.

Also how the Scots have joyned Battell against the Rebels.

Together with the names of those Lords which led the forces, and tooke the Rebels prisoners, with their nu [...]ber of forces, both of horse and foote.

With the exact Coppies of two Letters, sent from two Marchants in Ireland, one to Mr. Walterhouse, Citizen in London, and the other to a worthy Divine, concerning all the proceedings of the Plots, which the Rebels ever did intend to this very day.

London Printed for Thomas Bates, 6641.

The true Coppy of a Letter sent from Mr. Ioseph Watson Merchant in Dublin, to Mr. Watterhouse Citizen in London dated November the 4. 1641.

Mr. VVatterhouse▪

After our loves remembred unto you, hoping of your good health which the Lord in his mercy long con­tinue: this is to certifie you concerning our condition. I doubt not, but you have heard of the Papists which are ri­sen in Rebellion, but God did deliver our City from their bloudy device: else we had not a man of us beene alive this day. For they had intended to take the Castle, where all the strength of the Kingdome was, and then they would have ruinated us, and all the English in the Kingdome; had not God miraculously delivered us. The discovery was but at tenne of the Clocke on Friday night: and the next morning they might have tooke the Castle, had not one in company revealed it to the Lords: and though we seeme to have beene delivered, yet we are still in great feare; for we know not who are our enemies, and friends. Many ene­mies we have amongst us in the City, that should have bin the fi st, that should have cut our throats, as it hath been in the Country in one of the best plantations of the English, that is now in the County of Manahom, and Cavin▪ and o­rher Counties. The whole County of Manahom the Irish thereof are in Rebellion, and many English are destroyed, & loit their lives, and all their meanes; some worth [...] 1000. pounds over night, and not a rag to cover them the next day. There is by Relation, 500 people of them now in our City, all stripped of their cloaths: no difference betweene rich and poore, onely the Rich were worse dealt with. Now our Lords have sent out y [...]terday an Army downe, & the [Page] Scots in the North parts are risen to meet them. But it is thought the Scots have met with them ere this, and have driven them from one place, but there are a great number of them, but not a quarter of them armed men, but they have good store of Armes: Wee hope the Lord will stay them. Many of them are taken, and more every day, but it will be a great while before they be suppressed: and our Souldiers prove many false, and still we every day & night watch them. There is above 500 men in Armes watch our City every night, Housholders and other men, are I may say a 1000. We have in our out Stee [...]s 200. they would have set our Towne on fire, for they are maynly inraged,, and daiely Trecheries are found out, which is Gods great mercy to us. By this meanes we have no trade in our City more then needs require, that is for victuals, and candles, & such like things, which men cannot be without, & wee can get in no debts, for men will pay no moneyes. For my part I shall be a great loser by these times, for wee are at a great charge, it is one mans worke to watch, and there is great distraction.

Thus with my love to you, desiring your prayers, which I know are not wanting, for us, I ever rest

Your loving Friend Joseph Watson.

The Coppy of another Letter sent to a worthy Divine in this City &c.

VVorthy Sir.

AFter my best respects recommended unto you I thinke it expedient to acquaint you of all affaires, that be­long to our Irish businesse. My Lord Moore is in Dro [...]heda with 700. foote and a Troope or two; Some of my Lords children are already come hither, and we expect my Lady Moore and their children this night: my Lord hath sent hither severall trunkes: they are this day put into the Cas­tle to be safely preserved.

There is 200. Souldiers in the Castle victualled for 12. months and about 50. peeces of Ordinance, mounted to keepe the City in awe. Sir Francis Willoughby is gover­nour, and Sir Iohn Borlasse lodgeth therein.

The Justices sit at Cork-house to free the Castle from re­course of people thereto. This morning have marched to­ward Drogheda 10. foot companies in compleat armes, un­der the command of Sir Henry [...]ckbourn. Dandalk [...] was taken on Sunday. And the Scots and some English have come upon the Rebels, and have restrayned the New [...]e from the Rebels with the losse of a few men▪ 80▪ of the Re­bels are slaine, with good stoore of Armes. The Scots and English from the North are 4000. foot, and 400, horse & their armie encreaseth: There are in the County of Cavan under the command of Sir Charles Coot a 1000 foot. We are in good hopes that the Lords of the Pole will prove true, for they are here offering their service dayly. Great in number the Rebels are, and dayly increasing both in Ʋester and Carney. My Lord Moores Troope have lately taken about 60. of the Rebels, and kil'd 3. or 4. and rescu­ed 7. score head of cattell from them. We doe not as yet heare of any rising in Mountser, or Lemster: so as we hope these broyles will cease when the English army as well as the Scots fall upon them. Thus hoping I have satisfied you herein, I commend you to God and rest.

Your loving Friend, H. L.

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