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Page numbered 27

whether whither our main body was advanced by that time.  By that time the Enemy enemy had form’d formed upon an ane open muir facing faceing Clifton & and within half Cannon cannon shot, where they continued for a considerable time.;  At at last about an ane hour after Sun set sunsett  they dismounted several severall of their Dragoons dragoons who came to the bottom of the Muir muir and lin’d lined the hedges & and ditches that were nixt next to it.  here Here was apretty a pretty smart fire on both sides for about half an ane hour, but a at last the fire of the dragoons encreasing increasing, abatallion a battalion of Highlanders was ordered down sent doun to attack them sword in hand, with orders to drive them from their posts, but not to advance upon the Muir muir,; accordingly the Highlanders made their attack with great spirit and  keeness keenness & and, hast and after passing two hedges drove the dismounted dragoons from the third and then return’d retired, as they were ordered, to their former posts.;  only, 12 twelve of the our Highlanders in their great eargerness eagerness pass’d passed the bottom ditch and run up the Muir muir, which were all that were ammissing amissing after the Action; action.  How many of the dragoons were killed & and wounded is uncertain; but by several severall Circumstances circumstances, such as  e the number of  broadswords taken from the Dragoons dragoons and the report of the wounded dressed  at Penrith nixt next day, they could not be fewer than a hundered a hundred.   It is to be observed yt  that At at the beginning of this affair  the Mcdonald's McDonalds of Gengarie having the guard of the Artilery artillary, when they came to the bridge of Clifton they sent



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