1704 - Articles of the Capitulation - A Supply of Bread
George Landgrave of Hesse.
On the 4th of August 1704, Gibraltar was captured by an Anglo-Dutch force in the name of the pretender to the crown of Spain the Archduke Charles of Austria during what is known as the 11th Siege of Gibraltar.
1704 Gibraltar ( 1850s - P.J. Schotel )
The articles of capitulation shown below are taken from The History of the Herculean Straits - Vol 2, by Thomas James, published in 1771 ( see LINK )
The officers and soldiers shall be allowed to march out with their arms and baggage; and the soldiers may take what they can carry with them; the officers, the magistrates, and gentlemen are allowed to take their horses; and for those without baggage, who choose to depart by water, vessels shall be provided.
Three pieces of brass cannon of different sizes may be taken away, together with twelve rounds of powder and ball for each.
A supply of bread, meat, and wine, for six days’ march shall be furnished.
The trunks containing the baggage of the officers, magistrates, and gentlemen shall not be examined. The garrison shall march out within three days; the effects that cannot in that time be removed shall remain in the place, to be sent for when convenient, and no obstruction shall be given to the carts carrying them.
To the inhabitants, soldiers, and officers, who may choose to remain in Gibraltar, shall beconceded the same privileges they had in the time of Charles II, the religion and all the tribunals shall remain intact and without alteration, it being understood the oath of fidelity to H. M. Charles III, as legitimate Lord and King, is to be taken.
All the magazines of powder and of implements of war are to be pointed out, all useless arms, and all the provisions that exist in the City. From this capitulation the French, and all subjects of H. C. Majesty, are excluded. They shall remain prisoners of war, and all their property be at the disposal of the Conquerors.
Signed - George, Landgrave of Hesse.
Satirical cartoon of the retreat from the Rock ( Unknown )