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dee himself told the Lord Blaney, but a very little while before this Councel of War was held.
That after this Councel of War was up, the People was very desirous of knowing what Resolutions had been taken, and the more to amuse them, it was generally reported, that they had resolvid to Land the Men immediately, ard march them into the Town.
Colonel Chichester said, that Afternoon Colonel Cunningham, and Colonel Richards, and most of the Gentry, and Officers that were present at the Councel of War went down to their Ships, as the People thought to bring up the Men; but when they taw the Ships fall down lower from the Town, they first took the Alarm, and cry'd they were betrayed.
That the Governor Lundee faid, that the Councel of War had resolv'd the Men, should be landed, and to make it the more credible, pretended to give some Orders for Quarters, and when so many Gentlemen going down to the Ships, frighted the Town's People, he said they went only to see the Men Land.
The Committee finds that when the Ships fell so far down, that it appeared plainly that there was no intention of Landing of Men, the People then went and beset Colonel Lundee's House and from that time watch'd him so close that he could not make his escape to the Ships, which stay'd for him; yet, that he sent to Colonel Cunningham, not to go away without him, least he became a Sacrifice to the Rabble.
That the Ships came back to Leverpoole with most of the Officers and Gentry belonging to the Town, but Colonel Lundee was left behind at Londonderry, from whence he afterwards made his escape into Scotland, in a private Soldier's Habit.
Upon Tuesday April 16th, there came one IVhitloe, the Minister of Raffoe, to Londonderry, from Lieutenant General Hamilton to propose a Treaty for the Surrender of the Town. The next Day another Councel of War was held where this Wbizlee was present and fat near the Governor.
That That Arch-Deacon Hamil.on, Captain Kingston, and Mr. Francis Nevill were sent out of the Town to Lieutenat General Hamilton, to see what Terms they could get.
They receiv'd but one Article (viz.) To Surren. der the Town, their Serviceable torses, and Arms, and they might live peaceably; which Article they had under the Hand of Lieutenant General Hamilton, and likewise of General Rosen who commanded in Chief.
When Mr. Francis Nevill came back to Londonderry, he was denied Entrance into the Town by one Captain Whitney that commanded that Night, who pretended from the Walls that he did not know him, by which means he lay in a little Hut that Night, and was there taken by the Enemy,where he has undergone great Hardships lince,till he made his Escape from Dublin, and brought his Bail along with him.
The Committee were inform'd by Cornet Nichola Son, that he ask'd Mr. Whitloc the Minister, with whom he had been formerly acquainted, upon the 16th of April at Londonderry, what Colonel Lundea intended to do concerning the Delivery of the Town, Wnitloe at first feem'd very shy towards him, but at last, told him the Town would be deliver'd before Saturday following, and that he was to receive his Letters, next Morning, from Colonel Lun. dee, and he advis'd him, as an Old Acquaintance, to shift for himself.
Cornet Nicholson fays further, That he told the very lame Passage the fame Day to Mr. Henry Nicholson, and one Mr. Lasly, which Henry Nicholson was examin'd before the Committee, and Confessed he was told of it at that time, and they both believing the Town would be betray'd, left it for that Reason.
Mr. Bennet, That there was a Stack of Hay, and 150 or 200 Barrels of Salmon belonging to the Lord Mazarine, within a quarter of a Mile of Lon. donderry, which might have been had into the Town, for fetching, but the Governor took no care about it, but Colonel Lundee said, it was gor in, and
Mr. Nevil said the same thing, That Mr. Jemmit of Kulmore-fort did get it in.
Sir Arthur Royden informd the Committee, that he often defir'd Colonel Lundee, that his Man might be employ'd to fetch in Provisions, but he would never give him Orders for it, only one Day bis Men brought in 300 Horse Load of Meal without Order.
He says further, That Colonel Lundee told him but Three Days before Cunningham and Richards came to Londonderry, that there was then in the Town Three Months Provisions for 600 Men.
Daniel Sherrard inform'd the Committee, That Colonel Lundee had preferr'd a Captain in his own Regiment, who had' Sworn he would not serve King William, nor receive pay against King James.
That Colonel Lundee admitted one Mr. Neterville to the Councel, who was suspected to hold Core respondence with King James, and afterwards actually went to him.
That at the Councel of War, whitloe that came about the Surrender of the Town, was prefent, and fat near the Governor, and that Colonel Lundee there laid, the Town could not hold out, but must Surrender.
Daniel Sherrard, That one Ellis, that was the Lord Tyrconnel's Secretary, held constant Correspondence with Colonel Lundee by Letters, till the Army came down,and the Post was stopp’d,and frank'd them with his own Name upon the Superscription, and Colonel Lundce wrote to him again.
Colonel Lundee being several times examin'd, fays, as to the Fight at the Pass, the Men would not stand, but ran away, so he fled among the rest, but denies that he bid them shift for themselves,
He says, when he came to Londonderry, he shut the Gates against the Rabble, knowing it would quickly make great scarcity of Provisions.
He says, Major Tiffany when he brought Colonel Cunningham's Letter, told him, they had brought him no Provisions for the Town, and propos d Colonel Cunningham might come up and Discourse
with him before the Men were Landed, and that he did consent to it.
Colonel Cunningham says, he gave Tiffany no such Orders.
He owns the Proceedings at the Council of War, and says, he did not know but Provisions were as scarce as he had represented them. He denies the several Discourses and Confeflions which the Witnesses have charg'd him with.
Colonel Cunningham being: examined, owns the Proceedings of the Council of War as is mention'd, but denies the Words he should say, He would go home again, let who will be displealed with it.
Denies his Brother ever came down to the Ships, only Captain Cole says, He having a good Opinion of Colonel Lundee's Loyalty, bid him go back and obey their Governor.
There was mention made of Colonel Cunningham being named in the Dispensation to Popish Officers for not taking the Oaths and Tests. To which he said, he knew not how his Name came to be inserted, but he produced a Certificate from the Officer in the King's-Bench Court, whereby it appeared, that he did take the Oaths and Test at that very time, which fatisfied the Committee as to that matter.
Upon Richard's being examined it appear’d to the Committee, that Cunningham was his Commander in Chief, and that he had acted nothing in the whole matter, but in Obedience to his Superior Officers.
Collonel Chichester informed the Committee, that Captain Cornwall. Captain of the Shallow Frigat, which carried Collonel Cunningham to Londonderry, when he came back again for Eng! and, brought a great many Protestant Passengers aboard his Ship, and demanded 41. a Head fur every one, and, where the Money was not to be had, plundered them of their Swords, Watches, Cloaths, or any thing they had, in a very barbarous manner.
Resolved, That an Address be presented to His Majesty, That Collonel Lunuze i iënt over to
London-derry, to be tryed there for the Treasons that are laid to his Charge.
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last, he will find few helps here, but a bloodyer Resistance than ever the Romans, Saxons, or Normans found : It being incredible, how unanimous and obstinate that very Thought renders 'the People, so that it may make us a heap of * Ruin, but no Nation that can ever help or im
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