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Cornish forces allegedly desert Sir Ralph Hopton

In Bristol on August 16 at 11:49 pm

16 Aug 1643 (Wed) || From Bristoll it is certified, That the King hath made Sir Ralph Hopton Governour of that City, and that the Cormish men which came along with him have deserted his service, and are gone home into their owne countrey discontented, because they have been still put upon the forlorne hopes, and all desperate services, and yet have received no recompence, nor are permitted such benefit of plunder and pillage as the other Cavaliers enjoy. Whereby they may now perceive what poore fruits they have reaped for their disservice to the Commonwealth. || William Ingler – Certaine Informations (P)