Journal - 1745, comparison with Lockhart - 1817


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Page numbered 19

they having done, immediatly threw down their guns and drawing their Broad Swords pour’d broadswords rushed in upon them and like atorrent a torrent and carried all before them.  Our march up to the Enemy enemy till we came near was without pipe or drum, in the most profound Silence silence till the attack was begun, when then when all our Instruments instruments tongues & and hands were at work.  As we were about to engadge Mcdonald McDonald of Glenaladel, of Clanronald’s Clanronalds Regimt regiment, was ordered wth orderd with a detached party of 60 sixty chosen men double armed, to take possession of the Enemys enemys baggage at Portseton Preston as soon as he should perceive the main bodys engadge engadged.  As the Pr. The P. left his guard in on the march to the attack, talking earnestly with D. to the Duke of Perth & Clanr-d and Clanronald   & giving and giveing his last Orders & orders and injunctions Injunctions;, And but returning to his guard, as I happened to pass near by him, he with aSmile a smile said to me in Erse:  “Gres-ort, Gres-ort, yt that is make Make haste, make haste  As in our march to the attack, the right was obliged oblidged to stop a little till the left should come up, at . At this time the Enemys enemys guards first perceived us, for we heard them call out ‘who Who is there?  who Who is there? Cannons, Cannons cannons, get ready the Cannons cannons Cannoneers cannoneers;, but our quick march & sudden & and sudden and intrepid attack soon brought us into the midst of our enemys, where we soon put them to rout, the Genl. general and afew a few horse and officers . . . dly escaping escapeing with difficulty to Berwick, Major Cawfield with a few Dragoons dragoons to Leith & and Edinburgh Castle. 

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