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Our Battalion battalions yt that marched to join those who had been appointed to guard the Spey Spay, were Clanronalds, Ardshiels Ardsheels, together with Pitsligoís Pitsligos Horse horse & and the french French Piquetspiquets. As we came near to Elgin we found the guard on the Spey in full march back to Elgin, who gave out that they were not neither able to guard the River river nor fight the Enemy enemy after they had passed,; †the latter was true, but to guard the Spey was an ane easy matter. this This guard was under the Comd command of Ld Lord John Drumd. Drummond.† As the Duke of Cumberlandís Army was marching after them, upon our conjunction it was deliberated whether we should wait for the Enemy enemy or not; but it was thought more adviseable advisable to retreat till we should be joined by the rest of our Army army, as C. . the Dukes whole army was coming comeing upon us. and more numerous than we formerly understood them to be, .in In our retreat, Clanronalds Battion batalion had the rear, together with the French Piquets picquets & and Fitz-James Fitz Jamesís Horse horse to cover us from the Enemyís enemys Strong strong Advanced advanced guard.,Our our french French horse & and they often pickeering?† & exchanging shots, and Once once we thought they were to have actually actualy to have engadged., upon which our Regimt. regiment, & and the Stewarts of Appin under ArdShiel Ardsheils were ordered back to support the French. Upon our advancing advanceing, Fitz-James Fitz Jamesís Horse horse formed themselves into two the wings on our right & and left,