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Yet casting his Eyes to the part of the Hill above them; the hill appeared to flow, being lined over with Indians with their brilliant weapons glittering within the solar, and operating in a circumference with a layout to enclose them. Seeing such Multitudes surrounding him and his little corporation, it positioned him upon considering what used to be turn into of the Boats that have been ordered to wait him. and looking out up, he spied them ashore at Sandy element at the Island facet of the River with a few Horse and Foot via them, and questioned what might be the social gathering; till he was once afterwards knowledgeable that the Boats have been over that Morning from the Island and had landed a celebration of fellows at Fogland5 that have been designed in Punkatest Neck to fetch off a few farm animals and Horses, yet have been Ambuscaded and plenty of of them wounded via the Enemy. Now our Gentleman’s braveness and behavior have been either positioned to the try. He encourages his males, and orders a few to run and take a Wall to defend earlier than the Enemy received it. ’Twas time for them now to think about escaping in the event that they knew which means. Mr. Church orders his males to strip to their white Shirts, that the Islanders could notice them to be Englishmen. after which orders 3 weapons to be fired special, hoping it would be saw through their neighbors at the contrary Shore. the boys that have been ordered to take the Wall, being very hungry, stopped it slow one of the Peas to assemble a number of. Being approximately 4 Rod from the Wall, the Enemy from at the back of it hailed them with a bath of Bullets, yet quickly all yet one got here tumbling over an outdated hedge down the financial institution the place Mr. Church and the remaining have been, and informed him that his Brother B. Southworth,6 who was once the fellow that was once lacking, was once killed, that they observed him fall; and they did certainly see him fall, yet ’twas and not using a Shot, and lay not than until eventually he had chance to clap a Bullet into one of many Enemy’s brow, after which got here working to his corporation. The meanness7 of the English’s Powder was once now their maximum misfortune; once they have been instantly upon this beset with Multitudes of Indians, who possessed themselves of each Rock, Stump, Tree, or Fence that was once in sight, firing upon them with out ceasing; whereas they'd no different guard yet a small financial institution and little bit of a water Fence. And but so as to add to the downside of this little handful of distressed males, the Indians additionally possessed themselves of the Ruins of a Stone apartment that ignored them, and of the black Rocks to the Southward of them; in order that now that they had no approach to hinder mendacity rather open to a few or different of the Enemy yet to heap up Stones earlier than them, as they did, and nonetheless bravely and beautifully defended themselves opposed to the entire numbers of the Enemy. At size came visiting one of many Boats from the Island Shore, however the Enemy plied their Shot so warmly to her as made her hold at a ways. Mr. Church wanted them to ship their Canoe ashore to fetch them on board; yet no persuasions nor arguments may well succeed with them to carry their Canoe to shore. Which a few of Mr. Church’s males perceiving, started to cry out for God’s sake to take them off, for his or her Ammunition was once spent, and so forth.