The Mackintoshes and Clan Chattan
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1903 edition. Excerpt: ...for which Major Dalgetty expressed his contempt--bows and arrows. These "quivered Numidians," we learn from L0cheil's Memoirs, were the last considerable body of bowmen seen in the Highlands.. On the 13th Mackintosh was met by John Campbell, younger of Glenurchy, afterwards the well-known first Earl of Breadalbane He had been sent by his chief Argyll, who, as it was only by peaceable means that he could hope to acquire the lands, was desirous of preventing a decision of the matter in dispute by the sword. Campbell--whose selection for the mission was probably due to his relationship to both the disputant chiefs as well as to his character for shrewdness and cunning--proposed a conference. To this Mackintosh assented, and chose three of the principal men with him, Borlum, Connage, and Dougal Macpherson of Powrie, to confer with Campbell and Hugh Fraser of Foyers. Considering his own declared sentiments in regard to the dispute, his choice of two out of the three seems somewhat strange. Borlum was entirely devoted to him, but Connage had already evinced a leaning to Locheil and to a peaceable adjustment, while Powrie must have been known to him as a supporter of Argyll? The only explanation seems to be either that Mackintosh was deceived in Connage and Powrie, or, more probably, that he had now come to the conclusion that he 'must dispose of the lands, and chose Connage as one who having always been for peace would have a strong interest in the case, probably also as a man of business and integrity, --Powrie, as one anxious to get the lands for Argyll, 1 He is s okcn of in the Memoirs of Locheil and other works as actually Earl of Brea albane at this time (1665), although the Earldom was not created until 1681.--and...
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