Friday, the 25th September.Early this morning I went over to the general with colonel Goor to receive his excellency's further orders for the artillery, which are that all the bombs and carquasses now at Carrick be immediately sent for, and that all the eighteen-pound balls, and twenty-four pound balls, with a number of guns proportionately to what is left of these balls, be also in a readiness, being resolved to bombard anew the town in case it is not surrendered, and that he will not leave till it is in his hands. My brother, Captain Godfrey Richards, is dispatched to Carlow to send whatever cars he can to Carrick, and tomorrow go away from the artillery camp ten draughts of oxen, with wagons, to bring our carquasses, etc., from Carrick. Mr. Perera is likewise dispatched to Kilkenny to meet the lord justice Coningsby, who will give the necessary orders for sending and transporting what bread, meal, etc. he can to the camp. Major-general Dominick Sheldon, with the Catholic archbishop of Armagh and the Catholic bishop of Cashel, arrived from Clare at the general's tent, where they dined, and afterwards went into Limerick by water. The enemies have leave to come over and bury their dead. News came that the rapparees have fallen on forty-four tumbrils of bread, have killed the greatest part of the convoy, which was twenty horse, and drove away the draught horses, leaving all the bread, which is ten thousand loaves, which, if not spoiled, is now ordered up to us. We have four or five days' bread still
p.298left in the camp, and expect every moment two ships with biscuit, having left Castlehaven fourteen days ago, as captain Wright, commander of the Dublin yacht, affirms.