Reuben Pace

Francisco Balbi di Corregio's Diary - 12th September

On the twelfth, after the Turks had departed the principals of the relief force went to the Birgu to see the effects of the bombardment, and so battered were the defences that the oldest and most experienced of them were astonished.

The Grand Master received all the knights who came to visit him with great cordiality, receiving them suitably to their rank and quality and thanking each one according to his merit and for what each had done for the love of God and of St John.

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