Journal - 1745, comparison with Lockhart - 1817


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Page numbered 20

Notion or Sentiments the Low Country notion or sentiments the low country people may entertain of our highlanders Highlanders this day there were many proofs to a diligent spectator amidst all the blood shed bloodshed this day (which at the first shock was unavoidable) there were many proofs of their humanity & Mercy!  and mercy; for I can with the strictest truth & and sincerity declare that I often heard our peo. people call out to the Soldiers soldiers if they wanted Quarters.  And quarters, and we the officers exerted our utmost pains to protect the Soldiers soldiers from their first fury, when either through their stuboness stuborness or want of Language language they did not cry for Quarters.  And quarters, and I knew observ’d observed some Some of our private privat men run to P. Seton for Ale & ale and other liquors to support the wounded wonded and . And as one proof for all, to my own particular observation, I saw  a highlandman Highlander supported apoor supporting a poor wounded Soldier soldier by the arms till he should ease Nature nature, and afterwards carry him on his back into ahouse a house, and left him aSixpence a  sixpence at parting.  In all which we followed not only the Dictates of Humanity dictates of humanity but the Orders of our Prince, orders of our P. in all, like the true Father of his Country father of his country.

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 In the afternoon having taken ashort a short repast of Cope’s provisions on the field of Battle, his  battle, His R. H. march’d marched back to Musselburgh Musleburgh all Night at night, leaving the Laird of Mclauchlen McLauchlen & and some other Gentlemen gentlemen to take care of the wounded prisoners & and the baggage, & and to get the dead buried.  He himself lay at Pinky house all night, a h


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Lockhart makes a minor change to word order "there were many proofs…."