The Celtic Magazine Volume 1-2

The Celtic Magazine Volume 1-2

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1876 edition. Excerpt: ...appear that the prisoners were at first very badly used, and rumours of ill-treatment in confinement hud reached Inverness. Dr Alves writing from Inverness on 18th January 1783 to his brother-in-law, John Baillie, afterwards Colonel John Baillie of Dunain, who had been serving on Sir Eyre Coote's staft', says: --" The accounts we got, and the reports which have prevailed upon such occasions, by no means serve to relieve our anxiety. We have been told that your brother was treated with severity, and kept by the black savage, whose prisoner he is, in very close confinement, and even in irons. This cursed report had well-nigh cost poor Nelly her life; and though we collected several circumstances afterwards that rendered the account improbable, yet the idea frequently comes across her, and throws a damp on her spirits that nothing can get the better of." The following interesting letter from Lieutenant Francis Baillie, then serving under Munro, to Dr Alves, dated Fort-George, Madras, 28th November 1 780, shows that Colonel Baillie was well treated: --Sir, --It is a long time since yoa have beard from me, anil now I am afraid tin following sheets will tire your patience. You have no doubt ere now beard of our misfortunes on this coast; yet, give me leave to give you, what I tbink a juit account of them, Oa the 10th of Sept., about ten in the morning, Colonel Baillie with about 3600 m-D, were either killed, wounded, or taken prisoners, by Hyder Ali, His army eon--i--4 of 50,000 men, and by all accounts, he had two-and-forty guns; whereas our troops bad only ten, and even with this small number, Hydsr's army were repulsed two or tone times before they got the better. A cannonade began about twelve o'clock the preceding night, which...show more

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  • Paperback | 472 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 24mm | 835g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236667654
  • 9781236667656