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Account of the Meeting of the Estates in Scotland Newspaper Archive: June 18, 1889 - Page 1

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   An Account Of The Proceedings Of The Meeting Of The Estates In Scotland (Newspaper) - June 18, 1889, London, Middlesex                                < 79 ) A CONTINUATION PROCEEDINGS S C O TL AN D. 1,itznteb ana  wv. from CuefDat June 18. to �&&tUttKlt June za. Edinburgh, fune rj. 1689. Y laft gave yon an Acconat of the Gpnfpiracy, ihat was difcovered a. tnongft fome of Major General jittc^Ss Forces, which is now con ?rr-'--   -firmed, Lieutenant Collonel Living* jfm, and fereral other Officers, being in Cuftody open that Account; and the Major General writ fo.tbc. Priry.Council to know their Lord&ips Plca(nre, in what manner he fhall difpofe of them, until they be proceeded againft, in order to their Cooti&ton and Panilhment It being trident, that the Intelligence they gafe to Dundee from time to time of JMajor General Mackay's Motion and De-figns, was the. only thing that prefer?cd Dundee and his Party* from being long ago cm-come and fhbdued by the Major General and his Forces; Dundee being thus ftiU forewarned, Bed from one Hill tjo another, one Wood to another, to the great Fatigue and Aftonifiiment of the Major General, who not knowing how to difcover the Myftery of this Affair, at laft, ufed this Stratagem ; He went towards the Sooth Countrcy, leaving Dundee in the Northern parre behind him,as if he ftunned to fight Dmedee , while-he carefully watched and guarded ail Pafles o�Ways from his own Army to Dundee's Quarters,, that fo he might Intercept any Perfons �hat went to, or came from Dundeet to carry Intel-fiance to either Party; this Contrivance fucceed-en happily , for he took the Footman or Page, tfilh the Letters that mfcovered all this Intrigue; Upon this difcovery, ts)e Major General baring; ficized the Cpnfpirators, returned back fiiddenly, and fucceftfully fur priced Dundee'* Forces, and defeated them t many were kHIed on the fpot t and the reft of the Foot difperfed themfelves; Dun-dee fome of bis Troop fled to the Hills, as it1* believed towards Legbpaber for (belter; the Bfajor General^ Forces following him clofely, and hfs hoped will foon overtake and overcome them. Tans the Major General by bis wife Conduct, difcovered not only this Cohfpiracy,ba< alfo necedita- S&m/Ue to for&ke thofe advantageous Pofts he LpoflefledhimfelfofamongflRocks,Woods jod Ifofles, inacceflibk to aay Body of Men ; from which the Major General could never nave forced tot without mflch felood and Hazard. This happy teccfi greatly ftaka the Kingdom, and ndnpdf to the Honour of the Major General, who fo wifely managed it. I fhall give,you. a mere particular Account of the Surrender of the Caftle of thisTown, than was in my laft . The Duke of Gwrdon having beat a Parley, and hung out a white Flag, after fome rime , CommUBoners.were fentup to Treat With him; and while tftey were communing together in the Ca.ftje, the Duke demanding unreafon* able Termi^^ Man ran fuddenly into the? Caftle; (during the Truce) and delivered fevtral Letters to the Duke, as it's fuppofed from Dundee-, oc the late K fames in Ireland.  Whereupop the Commiflio-ners required that this Man might be delivered to them, fince none ought to come in during the time; withont their confenr; which the Duke, refufed, faying, That fince. he had come 10 him, he would ?rorecr. him; and fo the Treaty broke off. 'he Treaty being coded, the Garifon fired both their great and.ftnall Shot all that Night agaraft the Town it felf, and every way that they thought to do mifchief, feveral Perfons being killed, others wounded, and fome Houfes being prejudiced by the* Cannon. The next morning the Duke beat another Parley, and hung out a white Flag, arid Commiffio-ners being Tent again to Treat with him, he agreed !o deliver up the Caftle upoirthe Articles already Printed, which was confirmed by the Privy Council, to the great Joy and Content of all nOneft. Men here; but to the Trouble and Grief of all ill Men, who irufted much to this ftrong PLrce, as being impregnable.  After tbefe Articles were confirmed by the Privy Council \ the Garifon marcht, to the Ca-ftle-hill (before the Caftle) where they laid tfownt their Arms, and delivered uptheUeyiiof the Caftlerf where many tboufandi of People.:were rejpycmg? with loud Acclamations, praying ibr the Prefer* ration and Happuie&of K.-#ri&�wand Q^WUrft being afluredtplive fcfejyand quietly and enjof their fteligipn, taws,; Liberties* and.PropertJes,-during their Government i then 366 Soldier? under theCommand of the LieinenaHtColIos^MfcW,; andJvbjprSMtrmlt marched in,and tookPo&ffiotf of. the Cattle, which is ftrange}j disfigured and roioedidwng ^^ge; the Bombs have done; .great Execution thfre, info much^thatit it will ajft a great' Sunvf6* Money to pnjj \\ fata fueh-al Mm fioidiitonl   

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