Journal - 1745, comparison with Lockhart - 1817


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Page numbered 44

but of this affair Ld G. M. Lord George Murray Col.Colonel Ker & and O’neal O’Neil have given their diffirent different Accounts accounts as they have also done of the nixts next day’s days battle of Collodden Culloden, to which the Reader reader is referr’d referred ]B.  To proceed with our Author

Upon our return to the Muir muir of Colloden Culoden, tho the P. had given orders for bringing meat & and drink for us to, the field wch which our men not expecting, through  their great want of sleep meat & and drink many slipt off to take some refreshment in Inverness,  Colloden Culoden & and the neighbourhood nighbourhood;,  and others to 3 three or 4 four miles distant distance where they had friends  freinds & and acquaintances; and the said refreshments refreshment so lidled lulled them asleep yt that designing only to take an ane hours sleep rest or two they were afterwards surprised and killed in their beds.  By this means we wanted in the Action action at least one third of our best men, and of these those who did engage, many of them had hurried back fm from Inverness &c upon the allarm alarm of the Enemys enemys approach, both Gentlemen gentlemen & and others, as I did my self myself, having only taken one drink of ale to supply all my need; . Besides this deficiency difficiency in our several severall Regiments regiments, which ammounted amounted to above a third (as I said), we likewise wanted Clunie’s Clunies brave clann of Mcphersons  McPharsons, also Cromertys Cromartys, wch which was Surprised surprized in Sutherland, Barrisdals Barisdales Mcdonalds McDonalds, & and Glengyle with his Mcgregors McGregors &c out upon Command command in the shire of Ross.  All these unhappy Circumstances circumstances for us for us considered, it is no wonder the event of this


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There appears to be a slightly different hand within the Journal which inserts the comment, "B. To proceed with our Author" .Lockhart ignores this entirely.