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 38

that the Lond. Gazete told the world at this time that
tho' the Rebels gave out yt they were to join ^ & attack Ld
Lowdon at Inverness yet this was only given ^ to amuse
the people for that they were actually disbanded .(?).
The P. accordingly march'd with the Highlanders to
Blair of Athole and from thence to Ruthven of Badenoch
where a party under the Comd of Glenl. took blew up the barracks there
which we soon were soon masters of
from thence we took
                                                           the P. lay
the road to Inverness. Here as we were ^ at Mcintosh'e's
   about . miles fm Inver'ss        in the neighbourhood
House ^ and his men canton'd about ^ he had almost been
     who march'd from Invss abt 2000 men to oppose him
surprised by Ld Lowdon from Inverness ^ This allarm
soon brought us altogether and Ld Lowdon retiring
we pursued closs to Inverness ^ obliged him to cross the
water and soon After made our selves Masters of
                             there                    by
the Castle & garison ^ Commanded ^ Mr Grant of Rothe
         a Major      Grants & Mccloeds as
-murchus ^ with some ^ Independent Companys. Ld Low-   *1
don with the President ? Forbes &c in great hurry
cross'd the River Tayne at Inverness by the Ferry
of Kessock and got into the Shire of Ross^; which day   *2
being tuesday the 18th of Feby. We enter'd Inverness.
As Lowdon had carried all the boats to the other side
it was necessary for us in order to come at him to go
about by the head of Tayne through Ferendonel
about 10 miles march above Inverness
^ accordingly Glengarys, Clanronalds' Ardsheals' Glen
gyle's ^ Barrisdale's Battalions were ordered after
under the Comd. of the D. of Perth & Ld Cromarty
them ^. Those under Ld Lowdon's command were the
Mccloeds Sr Al Mcdonalds men , the Makays & Mon
roe's & the grants about 2000 in all upon our ap
                                                             Loch Sund
proach they took flight again & ferryed over ^ to
Sutherland, we encamped at Ferintosh to wait

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*1 Feb
*2 B