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after them and arrived all safte at Carlyle on the
19th in the morning This was ^ of the darkest nights
I ever saw yet did his R. H. walk it on foot & most
part of the way without a Lanthorn yet never stum-
bled which many of us highlanders did often.
At Carlyle we learned yt Ld John Drumd was land-
ed in the North of Scotld with some hundereds of
pickets Some Money & Arms &c from France.
On the 20th the P. having left a garison in Carlyle
& particularly the English Manchester Regi-
we set out &
ment^ pass'd the Water of Esk about 3 after noon.
All this time the Enemy never appeared what they
met with near Penrith having given them some disgust
That night we left Carlyle ^ in two Columns ^ the One wth.
his R. H. quarter'd at Annan & the other at Ecclefech-
an. It is certain (says Ld G. M. in his Journl) that by
all accidents such as death by sickness (of which it
is beleived there were more in one day in Genl.
Wade's Army than were in six weeks in his R. H.'s)
and people yt straggled to plunder (which notwith
-standing all the officers were able to do could not
be entirely prevented) and were not heard of
again that his R. H. did not lose 40 men in the
whole Expedition including the 12 at Penrith
upon the whole, (continues he) never was amarch
^ with more chearfullness and executed with
greater Vigour & Resolution which (nixt to the Vi-
sible protection of Almighty God) was owing to