8th August 1689

8th August 1689

From Richards Diary of the Fleet:

 

“Thursday 8th [August 1689]. This day was spent with a great deal of joy and merry-making by the triple discharge of all our cannon and small arms, the whole garrison being posted round the walls. Nothing of notice besides, hath happened. We hear only that the enemy is at Coleraine, where they are fortifying themselves.”

 

 

From the Diary of Captain Thomas Ash:

 

 “8th [August 1689]. A sermon was preached before Major Gen. Kirk by Mr John Knox, setting forth the nature of the Siege, and the great deliverance, which from Almighty God we have obtained. In the evening all the regiments in the garrison were placed in a rank round the walls. They fired thrice, and thrice the great guns were discharged. A proclamation was issued forbidding any to take goods out of the city without licence, and that all who were not enlisted and had formerly resided in the country should repair to their respective habitations before Monday next.”