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and here his R. H. first set foot on Scottish
ground excepting one night that he tarried
in the house of Angus Mcdonald
or (?) Cland ?
of the family of Clanronald at a place
called Eriskay in the Isle of Uist
where the import of which was he found letters *
discouraging his attempt at
this time. So all may Judge how hazardous an
attempt we (i.e. Clanronald's people) were now
engadged in, ^ for some time quite alone, who
notwithstanding resolved to follow our Pr.
most chearfully and risk our fate with him.
We there did our best to give him amost hearty
welcome to our Country the Pr. and all his Com-
pany with a guard of about 100 men being all
entertained in the house &c of Angus Mcdonald
^ in Arisaig in as hospitable amanner as the
place could afoord, his R. H. being seated in
his proper place had a full view of all our Com-
pany the whole neighbourhood without dis-
tinction of age
of ^ sex crowding in upon us
to see the Pr. After we had all eaten plen-
tifully and drunk chearfully of the best.
R. H. drank the grace drink in English which most
of us understood, when it came to my turn I
presumed to distinguish myself by saying au-
dibly in Erse (or highland language) Deochs
laint an Reoch. His R. H. understanding that I
Margin addition to the text:
*whither Letters were brought ^
to e Pr. by Boystiel fm S.
Al. Mcd & Mccloed