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 20

Notion or Sentiments the Low Country people
may entertain of our highlanders this day to a dil-
                                                shed this day
ligent spectator amidst all the blood ^ (which at the
first shock was unavoidable) there were many
proofs of their humanity & Mercy! for I can
with the strictest truth & sincerity declare that
I often heard our peo. call out to the Soldiers if
they wanted Quarters. And we the officers exert-
ed our utmost pains to protect the Soldiers from
their first fury when either through their stub-
oness or want of Language they did not cry for
                          observ'd Some of
Quarters. And I knew ^ our private men run to P. Seton
for Ale & other liquors to support the wonded and
as one proof for all to my own particular observa-
tion a highlandman supported apoor wounded
Soldier by the arms till he should ease Nature
and afterwards carry him on his back into ahouse
and left him aSixpence at parting. In all which
we followed not only the Dictates of Humanity
but the Orders of our Prince ^ the true Father of his
Country. In the afternoon having taken ashort repast
of Cope's provisions on the field of Battle his R. H. march'd
back to Musselburgh all Night leaving the Laird of
Mclauchlen & some other Gentlemen to take ^ of the
wounded prisoners & the baggage, & to get the dead
buried. He himself lay at Pinky house all night
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