Vpon Wednesday last Colonel Grimstone
marched towards Chester with his Army, being in number 900 Horse and
not not above 2000 Foot, and at his comming thither our gallant Sir Alexander Ferguson stood in opposition
against him, where Colonel Grimstone caused his men to discharge so fast,
insomuch that there began a great skirmish betweene them, holding for the space
of two houres: Colonel Grimstone with his Forces began to retreat, and at
that time the Colonel lost 300 men, and Sir Alexander 200 men. The said
Colonel Grimstone was put to flight, to the great hurt of his Masters Cause,
and he hath already spoiled his name amongst them.
This Newes was sent to this scribe upon the Saturday last,
which signified that the Kings cause is not lost, and
that more men are marching to his banner. Sent in a
letter from the Honourable Sir Alexander.