27th July 1689

27th July 1689

From Captain Ash’s Diary:

 

“27th [July 1689]. This morning we heard the great guns at or near Inch. The wind is S.W. which I suppose hinders our ships from coming up to us, and, God knows, we never stood in so much need of a supply;for now there is not one week’s provision in the garrison. Of necessity we must surrender the city, and make the best terms we can for ourselves. Next Wednesday is our last, if relief does not arrive before it.”