Sketch of a Tour in the Highlands of Scotland, Through Perthshire, Argyleshire, and Inverness-shire, in September and October, 1818: With Some Account of the Caledonian Canal

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Baldwin, Cradock, and Joy, 1819 - Highland (Scotland) - 352 pages

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Page 188 - Ian of Glencoe and that tribe, if they can be well distinguished from the other Highlanders, it will be proper, for the vindication of public justice, to extirpate that set of thieves.
Page 170 - Whence he goes on in his, of the third of December, to say, That since the government 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 published in August, 1691,...
Page 193 - ... shift you, and better not meddle with them than not to do it to purpose, to cut off that nest of robbers who have fallen in the mercy of the law, now when there is force and opportunity, whereby the king's justice will be as conspicuous and useful as his clemency to others. I apprehend the storm is so great, that for some time you can do little, but so soon as possible I know you will be at work, for these false people will do nothing but as they see you in a condition to do with them.
Page 173 - Glenco begged with tears that he might be admitted to take it, and promised to bring in all his people within a short time to do the like ; and if any of them refused they should be imprisoned or sent to Flanders. Upon which Ardkinlas says, He did administer...
Page 164 - I will strive to be at you with a stronger party. If I do not come to you at five, you are not to tarry for me, but to fall on.
Page 200 - All that can be said is, that in the execution, it was neither so full nor so fair as might have been.
Page 189 - You are to have a special 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...
Page 179 - Glengarry's men ; and if there were ill intended, would not he have told Sandy and his niece ? meaning the deponent's brother and his wife ; which made the deponent go home, and go again to his bed, until his servant, who hindered him to sleep...
Page 167 - ... hand therein, with what witnesses they should find necessary, either upon oath or declaration, and to report to his Majesty the true state of the said matter, with the evidence and testimonies to be adduced before them, as the said commission more amply bears. Having met and qualified themselves by taking the oath of allegiance and assurance, conform to the act of Parliament, with the oath de...
Page 188 - M'Ean of Glencoe and that tribe can be well separated from the rest, it will be a proper vindication of the public justice to extirpate that set of thieves.

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