Journal - 1745, comparison with Lockhart - 1817

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fixt fixed to one of his coat buttons he he had black stockens stockins and brass buckles in his shoes. At; at his first appearance I found my heart heave halfway to my neck swell to my very throat  we  throat. We were immediately told by one Obrian a Churchman churchman that this youth was also an  ane English Clergyman clergyman who had long been  possess’d with a desire to see and coverse with Highlanders.

When this youth inter’d entered, he forbid any of those who were sitting to rise; he he saluted none of us,  and we only made a low bow at a distance.  I chanced to be one of those who were standing when he came in, and he took his seat near me but immediatly started up again and caused me (to) sit sitt down by him upon a chist, chest.  I at this time taking him to be only apassenger a passenger or some Clergyman clergyman,  presumed to speak to him with too much familiarity yet still retained some suspicion he might be one of more Note note than he was said to be.  He ask’d asked me if I was not cold in that habit habite (viz. the highland garb) I answered I was so habituated to it that I should rather be so if I was to change my dress for any other, at . At this he laughd laugh’d heartily, he nixt and next enquired how IlayI lay with it at night which I explained to him, ; he said that by wraping my self myself so closs in my plaid I would be unprepared for any sudden defense defence


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