Journal - 1745, comparison with Lockhart - 1817

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Page numbered 29

after them and arrived all safte safe at Carlyle on the 19th in the morning  This was one of the darkest nights I ever saw, yet did his His R. H. walk it on foot & and most part of the way without a Lanthorn lanthorn, yet never stumbled, which many of us highlanders Highlanders did often.

At Carlyle we learned it was confirmed yt that Ld Lord John Drumd Drummond was landed in the North north of Scotld Scotland with some hundereds hundreds of pickets Some some Money & Arms &c money and arms &c. from France., who if he had marched up to us with all his force as he was ordered we might well have hoped for success and made our enemy fly befor us.

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On the 20th twentieth December the P. having left a garison garrison in Carlyle Carlile & and particularly the English Manchester Regiment regiment we set sett out & and pass’d passd the Water water of Esk about 3 three after noon afternoon.  All this time the Enemy never appeared what they met with near Penrith having given them some disgust.  That night we left Carlyle that we marched in two Columns columns, of wh the One wth. one of which quartered with  his His R. H. quarter’d at Annan & the other at Ecclefechan Ecclesfechan.  It is certain (says Ld G. M. Lord George Murray in his Journl journal) that by all accidents, such as death by sickness (of which it is beleived believed there were was more in one day in Genl. General  Wade’s Army army than were in six weeks in his R. H.’s His R. Hs) and people yt which straggled to plunder (which notwithstanding all the officers were able to do could not be entirely prevented) and were not heard of again, that his His R. H. did not lose 40 forty men in the whole Expedition expedition, including the 12 twelve at Penrith; upon the whole, (continues he) never was amarch performed a march undertaken with more chearfullness and executed with greater Vigour & Resolution vigour and resolution, which (nixt next to the Visible visible protection of Almighty God) was owing to the


In the Lockhart version the following has been added at the end of the second paragraph: "… who if he had marched up to us with all his force as he was ordered we might well have hoped for success and made our enemy fly befor us."