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Which being perceived by Crassus and that he could not easily separate his forces on account of the smallness of their numbers & that the Enemy had dispersed their forces and stopped the ways and yet left a sufficient guard for their Camp and that it was difficult for that reason to have Coin and provisions brought to him that the number of the Enemy increased daily he thought he ought not to delay giving battle. Having laied this affair before the Council when he perceived that they were all of his opinion he appointed the next day for the Engagement.