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When the Batavians were near the camp at Bonna, they sent on before them delegates, commissioned to deliver to Herennius Gallus a message from the cohorts. It was to this effect: "We have no quarrel with the Romans, for whom we have so often fought. Wearied with a protracted and fruitless service, we long for our native land
hesitating legate to risk the chances of a battle. Three thousand
legionaries, some raw Belgian cohorts, and with them a mob of rustic
ROMANS DEFEATED AT BONNA
and camp-followers, cowardly, but bold of
speech before the moment of danger, rushed out of all the gates, thinking to
surround the Batavians, who were inferior rished in the crush and by their own weapons. The
victorious army, who avoided the Colonia
Agrippinensis, did not venture on any other hostile act during the
remainder of their march, and excused the conflict at Bonna, alleging that they had asked for peace, and that
when it was refused they had but looked to their own safety.