South America - A General History And Collection Of Voyages And Travels - Volume 7 - By Robert Kerr
 -  Others of the crew laid manfully about
among the Spaniards with their lances and boar-spears, disabling two or
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Others Of The Crew Laid Manfully About Among The Spaniards With Their Lances And Boar-Spears, Disabling Two Or Three Of The Spaniards At Every Stroke.

Then some of the Spaniards urged Mr Foster to command his men to lay down their arms and surrender;

But he told them that the English were so courageous in the defence of their lives and liberties, that it was not in his power to controul them, for on such an occasion they would slay both them and him. At this time the blood of the Spaniards flowed plentifully about the deck; some being shot between the legs from below, the bullets came out at their breasts; some were cut in the head, others thrust in the body, and many of them so sore wounded that they rushed faster out at one side of the ship than they came in at the other, tumbling fast overboard on both side with their weapons, some falling into the sea, and others into their boats, in which they made all haste on shore. But though they came to the ship in great numbers, only a small number of them returned, yet it is not known how many of them were slain or drowned. On this occasion only one Englishman was slain named John Tristram, and six others wounded; but it was piteous to behold so many Spaniards swimming in the sea, and unable to save their lives, of whom four who had got hold of some part of the ship, were rescued from the waves by Mr Foster and his men, whose bosoms were found stuffed with paper to defend them from the shot, and these four being wounded, were dressed by the English surgeon. One of these was the corregidore himself, who was governor over an hundred cities and towns, his appointments exceeding six hundred pounds a year.

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