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OF THE

TRANSACTIONS

In Scotland.

IN THE YEARS

1715-16, AND 1745-46:

CONTAINING

AN IMPARTIAL ACCOUNT OF THE OCCURRENCES OF THESE YEARS;

TOGETHER WITH

AN AUTHENTIC DETAIL
OF THE DANGERS PRINCE CHARLES ENCOUNTERED

AFTER THE BATTLE OF CULLODEN,

WITH

A SHORT SKETCH OF HIS LIFE;
INTERSPERSED WITH A VARIETY OF ANECDOTES,

NEVER BEFORE PUBLISHED.

By GEORGE CHARLES.

IN TWO VOLUMES.

VOL. I.

STIRLING:

PRINTED FOR GEORGE CHARLES, BOOKSELLER, ALLOA,

By J. Fraser & Co.

1817.

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PREFACE.

THERE are few periods of our history which excite so much interest as the attempts made by the Stuart family in 1715 and 1745, to regain possession of the crown.

The harsh and impolitic measures of James VII. while in possession of the throne, and his pusillanimous conduct in adversity, alienated from him the affections of his people, and even of his confidential friends, so that he was driven from his ex. alted station by the almost unanimous consent of the country. The government which succeeded, used every means to keep up a spirit of hostility against the exiled family, notwithstanding which, circumstances occurred at the accession of Geo. I. which, had they been improved, might have led to its restoration; the English were discontented

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