Copy of Original Journal & Memoires
of Prince Charles's
Expedition into Scotland 1745-6
By a Highland Officer in his Army
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                                             he had
fixt to one of his coat buttons, ^ black stockens
and brass buckles in his shoes. At his first
                                    swell to my very throat
appearance I found my heart ^ heave halfway to my
we were immediately told by one obrian
a Churchman that this youth was also an English
Clergyman who had long been possess'd with a
desire to see and coverse with Highlanders.
When this youth inter'd he forbid any of those
who were sitting to rise, he saluted none of us and
we only made alow bow at a distance. I chanc
ed to be one of those who were standing when
he came in and he took his seat near me but
immediatly started up again and caused me
sit down by him upon a chist, I at this time
taking him to be only apassenger or some Clergy-
man, presumed to speak to him with too much
familiarity yet still retained some suspicion
he might be one of more Note than he was said
to be. He ask'd me if I was not cold in that habit
(viz. the highland garb) I answered I was ^ habi
tuated to it that Ishould rather be so ^ I was to
change my dress for any other, at this he laughd
heartily, he nixt enquired how Ilay with it
at night which I explained to him, he said
that by wraping my self so closs in my plaid
I would be unprepared for any sudden defense