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Edinburgh Chronicle, The (Newspaper) - January 12, 1760, Edinburgh, Midlothian T H; E the Britifh tj n tbt Jlili tf irttlt. im- irt private hrm from Tl frjnjf.'of In the anny; ihan. feafoiabje (judWpufly be-' flawfsd.wpon t6pfc' wfeq fig-: ..nalize ia thje fervtce traordinary of and va- lour. U was not without a mixed efnotHm of tendcrneftv joy, and aidmi- ration> that we Jattlfread an account of j WM a vehr fingular 'tranfadrtan, which hap- pened on thereto of when the ever glorious GenertJI Wolfe made the ijrfl; iinfuiccefsful attaci upon Ac French lines in the of Quebec. We mean the of two young uo- NWit and Euryalus, whofe fate is! the of a moft beautiful and pithetie eptfode in Theory, fjowever, of the two Bri- tifli officers, as it hath been published, being in fome parts erroneous and de- feaivc, we prcfunie it will be no un- grateful to reader if we communicate the real particulars of tnat very romantic and affecting fcene, as we kajned them from the mquth pf'Mr Peyton himfelf, who is now in Lon- BOB, tolerably well recovered of the Bounds which he received on that oc The Captain and his Lieutenant were an age, which did not exceed :hjrty: aNqr'th Briton, the "5iVe of Both were in perfon, and unblemimed in r, and connected together by the flWUJwl friendship ajid efteem. -'n the day that preceded, the QcluerJony had been .obliged to a duel with officer; in though he wounded yet he himfelf received a tte right arm i to ivhtcH his friends infifted rernaining in camp during the i _ p A. thoujrak was hardly'oblei to carry hw arms, ifo leading tbe enemy's through the, lungs with ketf Hall f, an accident wjijch obliged hto ttipart with his Aifee: he ttillccin- tmM by iofsof trfood, ncjbecajne too weak to proceed further. About the fame timey Mr Peyton was lamed by a whidi ihattercd the toll bone of his left kg The foldfety Jetreat, eairdeftly begged, with teats in their eyes, thatCapt. ny vtrould aiipw them to carry him and the JUputenant off the lield; But M 6> Wggottcd to -A ffeverc point of he would not quit he- defired they ivould v.-hh a vgenerous difdain, their good offices, declaring, that hi would not leave his Captain in fuch 4 fuuation; and in. a little time they mained the foje Survivors on that the field. Capt. OchierJony iait J ffjend, as but immediate death, they topk leave of each other; yet they .were not altogether Abandoned by the of being asprifoners: for the Capu.n feef wig a French foldier with two approach, ftarted up, and accofting them in the French I ..P, QL.' tisied iod.ng htfiTftU! endeavoured to >iw his own and he was bis knees, agaj of droned, dead The v thinking the LiewtnaU now be an ejft prey, advanced good aim at the difcharged hil ._ but it ieemed to take no effdA. The fired in his turn, and wounded in tKe ftoulderi remon- and his paniori as prifonws, arid tlemen. twp fodians feemed to bt en tirely under the conoua of the French 1 man, who coming up to Mr Peytop, ori the ground, fnatched his his head, and roboed the Capi Uln 9f >is watch arid money. This -outrage was a fignal to the Indians for murder and One of thein. elubbmg his firelock, ftmck at him be- with to knock him i but the blow miffing his head, took At the fame I i V his received another, wowid in bu left ffl' be feiaed; the Indiaii's with, the fame handv forwards, and with bis rigfc Dagger, which hung by hit, barbariart's, fidfi ftruggleenfueid: .butiatlc ajad, ftrokes pf his bis anta. gomft outright.; -Here bt fetacd wuh an unaccountable; emottoh of ofity, to know whether or jiotshkiftoc tftiien place on the body Jn. he actsardittgly turned rWnii and, who cried 9 that the Ull had peoetrated the cavity of the bwaft. lifting obmuied a dearrbought viaory, he ftaVt- cd upon one lony ftanding at the diftance of fatty yards, clofe 0Jr the with the French foldier attending hrn% Mr Peyton then called aloud, Ochterlony, I am glad to fee you; have at Jaft got under protean. Bewtrc of that villain, who is more barbarous God dew Captain. I fee a party of Indons coromg this way, and expeattfcberaur, immediaieiy." JCalJy the cafe; tpwty of {Bofe.barbwww4a3 tor fometime be-n employed on tot icft NEWSPAPER! ;