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Compare 1577 edition: 1 2 3 4 5 6 On fridaie the eightéenth of Iune, a sergeant of capteine Blunts band,Execution of souldiors for drawing vpon their cap|teins. and a souldior of capteine Darcies band, were executed in the market place of Newhauen, for drawing their weapons against their capteins, and forsaking their appointed places of warding, and such other lewd parts which they had committed. The fiue and twentith of Iune, procla|mation was made,A proclama|tion forbid|ding resort of souldiors to Newhauen without li|cence. that no souldior of the new fort should resort to the towne of Newhauen, without licence of his capteine, or some of his principall of|ficers, on paine of death: or that anie man should presume to passe the limits of the said new fort, ex|cept vpon occasion of seruice, in companie of his capteine or lieutenant, on like paine. And this order was taken, because diuerse stragling abroad, had béene taken prisoners, and slaine by the enimies, to their owne reproch, & hind [...]rance of the princes ser|uice. The eight and twentith of Iune, the French|men came downe to the village of Lheure, & there verie néere to the fort began to skirmish with the Englishmen. There were of them ten ensignes of footmen, and two hundred horssemen. This skirmish lasted thrée houres,

A long skir|mish without anie great hurt.

Canons pla|ced to beate the towne.

and yet there were not past foure slaine. The night following, they placed fiue ca|nons betwixt the towne and the brickehils, and like|wise they placed other péeces of their artillerie at the foresaid village of Lheure, so that they shot both into the towne and fort.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 2 3 4 5 6 The first of Iulie about midnight, they issued foorth of their trenches, and skirmished with the English scouts, droue them vnder the bulworke of saint Addresses, and there perceiuing that the English|men had a priuie sallie out, after a long skirmish they retired. They had meant to haue set the mils belonging to the towne on fire: but they had such plaie made them, that about thrée of the clocke in the morning, they became to be quiet, and left the Eng|lishmen in rest, hauing doone to them little or no hurt at all. The great ordinance on both sides was not idle, whilest this skirmish was in hand. The se|cond EEBO page image 1203 and third of Iulie,Six hundred ou [...] of North|folke, and thrée hundred out of Suffolke. there landed nine hundred souldiors that came foorth of Northfolke and Suf|folke, yellow clokes and blew clokes verie well ap|pointed, hauing to their capteins Ferdinando Lig|gens, Philip Sturleie, Iohn Highfield, and Edward Driuer. Also there came the same time fiftie carpen|ters, sixtéene sawyers, and eight smiths in hir works. Moreouer, on the third daie of Iulie, about ten of the clocke at night, the French gaue a great alarum to the towne, beat in the scouts: but incon|tinentlie issued foorth fiue hundred souldiors out at the sallieng place, vnder the gréene bulworke, and beat the Frenchmen backe into their trenches, and kept them waking all that night.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 2 3 4 5 Capteine Sanders hurt and di|eth.The same time, capteine Sanders was hurt with a shot in the leg, whereof he shortlie after died: other losse at that time the Englishmen receiued not. The fift of Iulie, a proclamation was made for souldiors to resort in time of alarums, vnto that part & quar|ter, which was assigned to their capteins, and not to absent themselues from their ensignes, whether it were at alarums, watch, ward, or other seruice. The sixt of Iulie,Ordinance planted and discharged in great num|bers. about thrée of the clocke in the mor|ning, the enimies planted thrée canons, and thrée culuerings, discharging that morning to the num|ber of foure score and ten shots: but perceiuing they did little hurt, they staied their shooting, sauing that now and then they shot into the bulworke, and ouer it into the towne: they also leuelled a péece, and shot it off towards the new gallie, slue therein two men, and hurt thrée or foure other. The same daie, a canon and a culuering were sent foorth of the towne to the new fort. The twelfe of Iulie, about foure of the clocke in the morning, the French laid batterie to the bulworke of saint Addresses, continuing the same all that daie.The ordi|nance in the stéeple dis|mounted. They also dismounted the same daie the ordinance in the stéeple of Newhauen, and beat downe the great bell, cleane defacing the stéeple. They discharged that daie against the towne (as was gathered by due estimation) to the number of twelue hundred canon shot.

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