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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Page numbered 14

hospitable manner which indeed we were, as
      well as
were ^ many others of our friends yt followed soon
after; this night we lay at Touch and nixt day               *1
being the 14th we marched from Touch to Falkirk.
the town of Sterling abandoned by the Dragoons
were ready to receive us and provisions being de
manded were readily ^ provided for us by order
As we passed Sterling Several Cannon were fird at us from the Castle.
of the Magistrates, that night we stayed at ^v Falkirk,
                                                        when we came to
hearing that Col Gardiner with his dragoons had re-
treated east 6 miles further, to Linlithgow the Pr.
ordered a detachment of 500 men to advance befor
the main body & attack the dragoons in their Camp
but Gardiner dreading the worst march'd off at 7 a
clock in the Evening & encamped at Kirliston wa-
ter 6 miles west of Edn. We encamped 3 miles to the
east of Linthithgow & the 16 marched towards Cor-
storphin whether Gardiner still retired where we
heard he was Joined ^ Hamilton's dragoons who had
                                        being reinforced
been encamped in Leith links and^ with the City
guard of Ed n & some voluntiers from Edr were resol
ved to wait & receive us at Corstorphin, but their
picket upon the approach of our advanced guard
retreated to their main ^ & altogether soon fled
by the North side of Edr to Leith & Musselburgh
the foot returning to Edr
^ We encamped that night at Grey's milns within
                                              the City
two miles to the S. West of Edr. ^ where some of the
magistrates of Edr ^ on the P. to desire time to      *2
draw up a Capitulation. His R. H.s answer was

margin note:
*1 19th
*2 P.s Jorl