Memoirs of the Lord Viscount Dundee and the Highland Clans: With an Account of His Officers After They Went to France, Together with The Massacre of Glenco (Google eBook)

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1818 - Clans - 207 pages
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Page 29 - And upon the whole matter, it is the opinion of the commission, first, that it was a great wrong that Glenco's case and diligence, as to his taking the oath of allegiance, with Ardkinlas's certificate of his taking the oath of allegiance on the 6th of January 1692, and...
Page 30 - Glenco came not in within the time prescribed :' thirdly, that there was nothing in the king's instructions to warrant the committing of the foresaid slaughter, even as to the thing itself, and far less as to the manner of it...
Page 79 - You are to have especial care,' that the old fox and his sons do upon no account escape your hands. You are to secure all the avenues, that no man escape. This you are to put in execution at five...
Page 26 - This last letter, with the instructions for Colonel Hill, was received by Major Forbes in his name at Edinburgh, and the Major depones, That, by the allowance he had from the Colonel, he did unseal the packet, and found therein the letter and instructions as above, which he sent forward to Colonel Hill; and that in the beginning of February 1692, being in his way to...
Page 1 - The Most High and Mightie Prince, James, by the Grace of God, King of Great Britaine, France and Ireland, Defender of the Faith.
Page 28 - James, and the glory of his country. Then the Highlanders fired, threw down their fusils, rushed in upon the enemy with sword, target, and pistol, who did not maintain their ground two minutes after the Highlanders were amongst them...
Page 10 - ... ment. Whence he goes on in his of the 3d " of December to say, that since the govern" ment cannot oblige them, it is obliged to ruin " some of them to weaken and frighten the " rest, and that the Macdonalds will fall in this " net ; and, in effect, seems even from that " time, which was almost a month before the " expiring of the King's indemnity, to project " with Lieutenant-colonel Hamilton that some " of them should be rooted out and destroyed. " His Majesty's proclamation of indemnity was...
Page 7 - Ultime Scotorum! potuit, quo sospite solo, Libertas patriae salva fuisse tuae: Te moriente, novos accepit Scotia cives, Accepitque novos, te moriente, deos. Ilia nequit superesse tibi, tu non potes illi, Ergo Caledoniae nomen inane, vale. Tuque vale, gentis priscae fortissime ductor, Ultime Scotorum, ac ultime Grame, vale!
Page 39 - Nothing but your loyalty, and that of a few of my subjects in Britain, who are forced from their allegiance by the Prince of Orange, and who, I know, will be ready on all occasions to serve me and my distressed family, could make me willing to live. The sense of what all of you have done and undergone for your loyalty, hath made so deep an impression...
Page 25 - Ronoch would be secured, and the hazard certified to the Laird of Weems to reset them ; in that case Argyle's detachment, with a party that may be posted in Island Stalker, must cut them off, and the people of Appin are none of the best.

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