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GIOVANNI MARITI
Travels in the Island of Cyprus
page 190

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FIFTH ATTACK. The enemy strove to take these two flanks, and to mount on the other batteries : the attack lasted from the twentieth hour until night, and very many Turks were killed. In this fight and others Signor Giacomo Strambali showed great valour, and so did others. SIXTH ATTACK. The next morning at dawn the city was attacked at all points. This assault lasted six hours, with very little loss on our side for the Turks fought with less spirit than usual. They kept giving us great trouble on the seafront with their galleys, firing at every attack, and battering every part of the city which they could reach. This assault was warded off, but the city was reduced to great straits, only seven barrels of powder were left, so the chiefs resolved to surrender under honourable conditions. On August ι, when noon was passed, a truce was made, and an envoy came from Mustafa Pasha, with whom it was agreed that the following morning two hostages should be given on either side while the agreement was under discussion. By order of the right worshipful Bragadino there went out as hostages on our side Count Hercole Martinengo, and Signor Matteo Colfi, a citizen of Famagusta, and from the enemy's camp there came into the city the lieutenants of Mustafa and of the Agha of the Janissaries, who were met at the gate by Signor Baglione with 200 musketeers, while our officers were met by the Turks with a great array of cavalry and-musketeers, accompanied by Mustafa's son in person, who welcomed them with courtesy. Signor Baglione discussed the terms of capitulation with the Turkish hostages in the city. He asked for the lives of the defenders, their arms, their goods : five cannon, three of their finest horses, and a safe passage to Candia under an escort of galleys : that the Greeks should The Siege of Famagusta 187

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