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 31

                                                at Glasgow.
happened whilst the P. was in Engld ^ Here also
joined the Master of Lovat (Ld Lovats' Eldest Son) ^ with
                                          more of
the Frazers, Glengyle's with ^ the Mcgregors &c &c
all joined us And the D. of Perth commanded at the
seige of Sterling Castle the P.'s Head Quarters being
at Bannockburn near Falkirk.
After accomplishing our bussiness at Lithgow
& taking some prisoners we were ordered to march
ab                                    from the Town
^ out half amile east of Lithgow ^ in the road towards
Edn. in order to cut of Genl. Hawley's advanced
                                 up                                          a party of
guard, after drawing ^ in aplain there, and sending out ^
                were sent out
about 30 Horse ^ to reconoitre both the
ground & the Enemy ^ in less than an hour they
returned to us and told they could descry no Ene
my near us, either Horse or Foot. upon which
we marched back to Lithgow and had not been
there half an hour when we were alarm'd with
the notice yt the Enemy's whole Army were ^ upon
it was their first Column fm under Genl. Hu.……
us ^ entering the east gate of the Town
of L and
^ Upon this, considering our small Numbers, we
thought proper to march off as quick as possible
which we did in pretty good Order & Joined our
Army at Falkirk We all marched nixt day west
ward to Bannockburn the Headquarters, where
Ld John Drumd joined the P. as did Ld Lewis Gordon
Inverallachy with the Frasers with ^ some Far
who had been joind by the Argyle
shire Highlanders under Genl Cambel. About 1200 in number
quarsons.-Genl. Hawley ^ with the Governmts
troops encamped a little west from the Town of Falkirk