chapter  XXIX
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How the English signed the capitulations &c:

T h e English had received the letter and terms of the besieged in the fort of Queixome, and reflecting upon the uncertainties of war, and that if they delayed the galleons might come out, or the Captain-Major receive some reinforcement, or the garrison might change their minds and refuse to come to any other settlement than that of arms, (because the moat was very Strongly fortified and even though the fortress was partly demolished yet it was difficult to scale it), they there­ fore sent to tell those of the Fortress to send some Captains or other persons with orders to carry out the terms of surrender.