From the narrative “Conquest and Defence of Famagosta” compiled by Fra Angelo Calepio of Cyprus, Superior of the Dominican Convent of Nicosia:

On the morning of August 1 the enemy fired two hundred cannon shots, damaging greatly the parapet of the Limisso gate: they came up to the place to reconnoitre, and a brisk skirmish followed. But when noon was passed a flag of truce was hoisted, 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.