A Selection from the Papers of the Earls of Marchmont; In the Possession of the Right Honble Sir George Henry Rose

A Selection from the Papers of the Earls of Marchmont; In the Possession of the Right Honble Sir George Henry Rose : Illustrative of Events from 1685 to 1750; In Three Volumes Volume 1

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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. 1831 edition. Excerpt: ...on the 12th of the month following. 6 Sir William Yonge was then Secretary at War. DIARY RESUMED. Lord Stair sent for me; when I went to him I 1745 found the Duke of Montrose1 with him, Sept. 20th, and that they had been engaged in talk Fnday. together on the subject with which Lord Stair continued; that last night an account from Edinburgh had alarmed the whole council; that the Pretender's son was near Edinburgh, and probably would soon be master of it; and that this day the ministry were to meet to consider what to advise; that he understood that the Duke of Bedford2 and Lord Halifax were to offer to raise regiments for the King's service; and that he thought fit to let us know it; that Lords of our country might, if they approved of it, do the same. The Duke of Montrose said, that he had not been considered in his country, or else he might have been of some use, and that he would do his utmost as Duke of Montrose, but he could not carry a musket, though he could a fusil, in England. I said, that we had been all pretty equally treated, but that I supposed Lord 1 William Duke of Montrose, who succeeded to the title on his father's death in 1741. First Lord of the Admiralty. Stair asked our opinions what we judged proper to do, rebus sic stantibus, and that I would do anything they two thought fit; that I desired only not to incur the ridicule of pretending to do anything, that the Duke of Bedford performed by dint of riches, but that in zeal for liberty I would vie with him, or any of 'em all in England; and that I desired to avoid being laughed at justly for an offer to raise and be paid for the militia under the name of a regiment. The Duke said, he thought the offer would be ridiculous, because his country was now possessed by the...show more

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  • Paperback | 94 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 181g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236836146
  • 9781236836144