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GIOVANNI MARITI
Travels in the Island of Cyprus
page 179

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Report of all that befell at FAMAGUSTA wherein are described most minutely all the Skirmishes, Batteries, Mines and Assaults given to the said Fortress : also the names of the Captains, the number of the slain, Christians and Turks alike : likewise of those who were left in captivity. Venice, by George Angelieri, M.D.LXXII. REPORT MADE BY SIGN. COUNT NESTOR MARTI-NENGO OF ALL THAT BEFELL AT FAMAGUSTA TO THE MOST SERENE PRINCE OF VENICE. [I, Nestore Martinengo, in obedience to the commands of your Serene Highness, proceed to set down in writing the whole story of Famagusta from the time of the reinforce-ments sent there from Venice : for I went thither with Signor Hieronimo Martinengo at the beginning of this war, and remained there throughout. I shall pass by all that happened before this, and exert myself only to give an account of later events, so far as my memory serves me.] On February 16, 1571, sailed again the vessels which brought relief to Famagusta, where there were altogether 4000 footmen, 800 Cernide, 3000 citizens and villagers, and 200 Albanians, and on all hands, with greater zeal than before, the work of fortification went on; the whole garrison, the burghers, the very chiefs, sparing no toil and labour for the encouragement of all. By day and by night they visited the watches to see that the city was duly guarded, and only exceptionally they went to skirmish outside, just to learn the

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