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 45

this fatal day proved so fatal to us as it did; [Add
                   of the clan
to this what we ^ Mcdonald's thought Ominous, we had
not this day the right hand in battle as formerly
we enjoyed in this Enterprise, when the event proved
successfull; as at Gladsmoor & Falkirk and which
                                     we
our clan maintains they ^ had enjoyed in all our
battles and struggles in behalf of our Royal Family
since the battle of Bannockburn on which glori-
ous day Rob. the Bruce bestowed this honour upon
Angus Mcdonald Lord of the Isles as areward
of his never to be forgotten fidelity to that brave
Prince in protecting him for above 9 months in
his Countrys of Rack.lin in Isla & Uist as the same
name have done since to his Royal Successor
This right we have I say enjoyed ever since, un-
less when yeilded by us out of favour upon particu-
lar occasions as was done to the Laird of Mcclean
at the battle Harlaw. ------ but our sweet natured
                        by L----l & his faction
Prince was prevailed on ^ to assign this honour to
another .…..l & (?) on this fatal day
which right we judge they will not refuse to yield
us back again nixt (..ghti…) day As to particulars
of the Colloden battle I leave it to the above mentioned
& other Accounts well known to many -----