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sat down - the Serjeant also only mentioned it to me very quickly
Our men soon got to work and enfiladed the Streets from the Bow
Windows and the passage of the House from the door way of our
Room - this continued for about ten minutes when I saw our shots
were becoming thin for want of objects - their own shots were not
repeated after our Soldiers commenced firing - I then went into
the passage with a few of my men to see how things were looking
I saw there was no more attack when I returned to the Room &
ordered them to cease firing from the Bow Window - which they
did obeyed immediately - I then made every preparation to strengthen
my position in case of a second attack - While so employed I
entered a side Room leading from the passage and saw the
two Prisoners at the bar in a corner - I ordered them to follow
me and gave them over to my men as Prisoners - I saw
nothing in their hands but on examining their persons a
quantity of ball ammunition was found on the Prisoner
Benfield
- I was putting a dead body out of the way and I
saw the two Prisoners concealing themselves in the Room
which was dark having its shutters closed - they had
evidently gone into this Room out of the passage for the purpose
of avoiding the firing of my men and could not have left it
without suffering - so I concluded from finding them there,
One of my men told me in the presence of Benfield that he had
ball ammunition on his person - just after they had their pockets
turned out I saw them eating bread and cheese given them
by my men - on seeing that there was not another attack immediate,
I immediately had all the dead bodies that were in the House removed
and placed some in the Court yard and some in the passage leading
to the kitchen - then things became quiet I collected some more
of the dead bodies from outside the House and and placed them with
the other dead bodies in the House - there were in the whole nine
dead bodies - When I was fired upon I did not want any
instructions to return it - the Mayor was by my side I dont
remember to whether the door of the Room in which I found the
Prisoners was open or shut
B Gray

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