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 15

was yt he thought the K. (Viz his Father's) Decla-
ration & his own Manifesto were sufficient terms of
Capitulation for all his M…..y's subjects to accept
of with Joy, and yt they had no other to expect. To
consider of which he gave them 4 hours & required
apositive Answer by two aclock in the morning
but no answer comming & only a further delay ask'd
his R. H. ? ordered a Detachmt of 900 men
under cloud of night to storm the Town and accor-
dingly Lochiel, Keppoch & Ardshiel with some of the
best armed of their several Commands together
with Mr OSulivan silently marched up to the City
gate at the Netherbow and about break of day
boldly forced their way theire being no resist-
ance made by the small guard at the Port ^ there
was no blood shed, Our people with drawn
sword & target with a hideous yell & their par-
ticular manner of making an attack (they not
knowing what resistance they might meet
                                                       e Street
with in the Town) marched quickly up ^
not one leaving their rank or order & forced their
way into the city guard house & took possession,
the main body drew up in the Parliament
                        were immediatly
Closs and guards soon ^ placed at every gate
of the City and the Inhabitants cannot in Jus-
tice but acknowlege that the behaviour of our
Highlanders was Civil & Innocent beyond what
even their best friends could have expected.