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" As for Mac 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. "
The West of Scotland in History: Being Brief Notes Concerning Events, Family ... - Page 86
by Joseph Irving - 1885 - 359 pages
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A History of England, Volume 3

James Franck Bright - 1884
...instructions to the commander of the army in Scotland, were these words with regard to the clan of Glencoe : " It will be proper, for the vindication of public justice, to extirpate that set oi thieves." William signed the order, probably without carefully reading it, almost certainly without...
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The Life and Writings of Charles Leslie, M.A.: Noninjuring Divine

Robert Joshua Leslie - Clergy - 1885 - 532 pages
...Nonjuror, his impeachment was ignored as a piece of Jacobite mendacity. Here are proofs of guilt : " It will be proper for the vindication of public justice to extirpate that set of thieves. — W,R." Dalrymple says in the letter enclosing these bloody instructions, " Argyle tells me that...
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The History of England from the Accession of James the Second

Thomas Babington Macaulay Baron Macaulay - Great Britain - 1886
...him. That order, directed to the Commander of the Forces in Scotland, runs thus : " As for Mac Ian of Glencoe and that tribe, if they can be well distinguished from the ofner Highlanders, it will be proper, for the vindication of public justice, to extirpate that set...
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William the Third

Henry Duff Traill - Great Britain - 1888 - 204 pages
...the King himself. It was in these words : " As for Maclan of Glencoe and that tribe, if they can be distinguished from the other Highlanders, it will...public justice to extirpate that set of thieves." The " other Highlanders " from whom they were to be distinguished had, in accordance with a proclamation...
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Genealogical History of the Duncan Stuart Family in America: Our Branch and ...

Joseph Alonzo Stuart - 1894 - 183 pages
...report of Maclan's submission when it finally arrived, and obtained an order from the King : — ' It will be proper, for the vindication of public justice, to extirpate that set of thieves.' And this order was executed in its most literal sense, with revolting treachery and cruelty. A body...
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The Works of Lord Macaulay, Volume 5

Thomas Babington Macaulay Baron Macaulay - Criminal law - 1898
...him. That order, directed to the Commander of the Forces in Scotland, runs thus : " As for Mac Ian of Glencoe and that tribe, if they can be well distinguished...public justice, to extirpate that set of thieves." These words naturally bear a sense perfectly innocent, and would, but for the horrible event which...
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The Lives of the Chief Justices of England: From the Norman ..., Volume 4

John Campbell Baron Campbell - Great Britain - 1899
...the oath at all. An order was laid before him for the commander-in-chief, in which were the words, " It will be proper for the vindication of public justice to extirpate that set of thieves." The excuse usually advanced for William, that he signed the order without reading it, is probably true,...
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The Mohawk Valley: Its Legends and Its History

William Max Reid - Legends - 1901 - 455 pages
...order to the commander of the forces in Scotland: "As for Maclan and his tribe, if they can well be distinguished from the other Highlanders, it will...public justice, to extirpate that set of thieves. ' ' The extirpation planned by the Earl of Stair was of a different kind from that intended by the...
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Scotland, Historic and Romantic, Volume 2

Maria Hornor Lansdale - Scotland - 1901
...signature was issued to the commander of the forces in Scotland. It ran partly as follows : " As for MacIan of Glencoe and that tribe, if they can be well distinguished from the rest of the Highlanders, it will be proper for the vindication of public justice to extirpate that...
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The Historians' History of the World: Scotland, Ireland, England since 1792

Henry Smith Williams - World History - 1904
...January the instructions of the llth were repeated, with verbal alterations, and with this addition : " As for Maclan of Glencoe and that tribe, if they can be well distinguished from the rest of the Highlanders, it will be proper for the vindication of public justice to extirpate that...
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