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Conrade de Rosen, Marshal General of his Majesty' s Forces


"Conrade de Rosen, Marshal General of all his Majesty' s Forces, declares by these presents to the Commanders, Officers, Soldiers, and Inhabitants of the City of Londonderry: That in case they do not, betwixt this and Monday next, at six o' clock in the afternoon, being the 1st of July, 1689, agree to surrender the said place of Londonderry unto the King, upon such conditions as may be granted them, according to the instructions and power Lieutenant-General Hamilton formerly received from the King, he will forthwith issue out his orders from the Barony of Inisbone, and the Sea-Coasts round about, as far as Charlemont, for the gathering together of those of their faction, whether protected or not, and cause them immediately to be brought to the walls of Londonderry, where it shall be lawful for those that are in the Town, (in case they have any pity for them,) to open the gates and receive them into the Town; otherwise, they will be forced to see their friends and nearest relations all starved for want of food, he having resolved not to leave one of them at home, nor any thing to maintain them. And that all hope of succour may be taken away, by the landing of any Troops in these parts from England; he further declares, that in case they refuse to submit, he will forthwith cause all the said country to be immediately destroyed; that if any succour should be hereafter sent from England, they may perish with them for want of food. Besides which, he has a very considerable Army, as well for the opposing of them in all places that shall be judged necessary,


as for the protecting all the rest of his Majesty' s dutiful subjects, whose goods and chattels he promises to secure, destroying all the rest that cannot be brought conveniently into such places as he shall judge necessary to be preserved, and burning the Houses and Mills, not only of those who are in actual rebellion, but also of their friends and adherents, that no hopes of escaping may be left for any man; beginning this very day to send his necessary orders to all Governours, and other commanders of his Majesty' s Forces, and to Colonel Sarsfield, commanding a flying Army beyond Ballyshanny; Colonel Sutherland, commanding another towards Inniskillen, and the Duke of Berwick, another on the Fin Water, to cause all the men, women, and children, who are any ways related to those in Londonderry, or any where else in open rebellion, to be forthwith brought to this place, without hopes of withdrawing further into the Kingdom; that, in case, before this said Monday, the 1st of July, in the year of our Lord 1689, be expired, they do not send us hostages and other deputies, with a full sufficient power to treat with us for the surrender of the said City of Londonderry, on reasonable conditions, that they shall not after this time be admitted to any treaty whatsoever; and the Army which shall continue the siege, and which, with the assistance of God, will soon reduce them, shall have orders to give no quarter, or spare either age or sex, in case they are taken by force.