Readings in English History Drawn from the Original Sources: Intended to Illustrate a Short History of England

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ELLIS, Original Letters, Series I, Vol. III, pp. 300–302. World History

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Oliver Cromwell to Colonel Valentine Walton (July 5, 1644)

Deere Sir:

It’s our duty to sympathize in all mercyes; that wee praise the Lord together in chastisements or tryalls, that soe wee may sorrowe together. Truly England and the Church of God hath had a great favor from the Lord in this great victorie given unto us, such as the like never was since this War begunn. It had all the evidences of an absolute Victorie obtained by the Lord’s blessing upon the godly partye principally. Wee never charged but wee routed the enimie. The lefte Winge, which I commanded, being our owne forse saving a few Scottes in our reere, beat all the Prince’s horse. God made them as stubble to our swords. Wee charged their Regiments of foote with our horse and routed all wee charged. The particulars I cannot relate now; but I believe of twenty thousand, the Prince hath not four thousand left. Give glory, all the glory, to God.

Sir, God hath taken away your eldest sonn by a cannon shott. Itt brake his legge. Wee were necessitated to have itt cutt off, whereof hee died. Sir, you know my tryalls this way, but the Lord supported mee with this, that the Lord tooke him into the happinesse wee all pant after and live for. There is your precious child, full of glory, to know sinn nor sorrow any more. Hee was a gallant younge man, exceedinge gracious. God give you his comfort. . . .

Your truly faythfull and lovinge brother,

OLIVER CROMWELL.

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Chicago: "Oliver Cromwell to Colonel Valentine Walton (July 5, 1644)," Readings in English History Drawn from the Original Sources: Intended to Illustrate a Short History of England in Readings in English History Drawn from the Original Sources: Intended to Illustrate a Short History of England, ed. Edward Potts Cheyney (1861-1947) (Boston: Ginn, 1935, 1922), 480. Original Sources, accessed July 2, 2022, http://originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=RBGF2WW7SSQ9VVB.

MLA: . "Oliver Cromwell to Colonel Valentine Walton (July 5, 1644)." Readings in English History Drawn from the Original Sources: Intended to Illustrate a Short History of England, in Readings in English History Drawn from the Original Sources: Intended to Illustrate a Short History of England, edited by Edward Potts Cheyney (1861-1947), Boston, Ginn, 1935, 1922, page 480. Original Sources. 2 Jul. 2022. http://originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=RBGF2WW7SSQ9VVB.

Harvard: , 'Oliver Cromwell to Colonel Valentine Walton (July 5, 1644)' in Readings in English History Drawn from the Original Sources: Intended to Illustrate a Short History of England. cited in 1922, Readings in English History Drawn from the Original Sources: Intended to Illustrate a Short History of England, ed. , Ginn, 1935, Boston, pp.480. Original Sources, retrieved 2 July 2022, from http://originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=RBGF2WW7SSQ9VVB.