A History of the Highlands and of the Highland Clans Volume 2

A History of the Highlands and of the Highland Clans Volume 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. 1843 edition. Excerpt: ...integrity, Captain John Murray, brother of Mr Murray of Abercarnie, and Captain James Murray, brother of Sir David Murray of Stanhope, were sent over to Scotland, under the protection of Queen Anne's indemnity, as a check upon him, and to sound the dispositions of the people. On arriving on the borders of Scotland, Fraser was met by the duke of Argyle, who conducted him to Edinburgh, where he was kept private till he should receive instructions from the duke of Queensberry how to act. After obtaining his instructions, and a pass from the duke to protect him against letters of fire and sword, which had been issued against him during the reign of King William, he set off for the Highlands, introduced himself into the society of the adherents of the exiled family, and, by producing his commission of major-general, induced some of them to give him assurances that they would rise in arms when required, though they regretted that such a character should have been intrusted with such an important command. Others, however, apprehensive of his real designs, refused to hold any intercourse with him on the subject of his mission. He, thereafter, went to London to report to bis patrons the progress he had made, who, finding that he had not been able to entrap some of the persons they intended to insnare, sent him back to France to endeavour to procure letters from the court of St Germains to the dukes of Hamilton and Athole, the earls of Seafield and Cromarty, and the leading Jacobite chiefs. To conceal his journey from the ministry, the duke of Queensberry procured a pass for him from the earl of Nottingham, the English secretary, under a fictitious name; but, before Fraser reached Paris, the whole pretended plot was brought to light by a gentleman of the...show more

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  • Paperback | 242 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 13mm | 440g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236583175
  • 9781236583178