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apoint over me, so that he or they would steat the Lords quarrel aright; but al the answer we got to y'. was a few brawling words, and some of self commendation from som men that might have held their peace.

The next thing was the Galloway gentlemen desaired that their ministers might be brought in, to which we answered, that ours wer not al ther at y'. teim, yt. they might be cald with theirs, and y'. it was not expedient y'. ministers sat in a councel of war, but when necessarily called thereto, neither had they been with us formerlay, but when cald; but though yt. it was also said by us, y'. if ministers were cald, yt. was fit that elders was cald also, yet Mr. Hume, and others with him, rushed in uncald, and asked wher wer ther elders, they knew few or non; though yt. it was ansered y'. ther wer manay godly elders both of officirs and sculdiers in the armay, yeat they wer not permitted to be called, least, I think they should have nursed their desing of overpowering us by wots, if they had been cald. The first thing treated on after the ministers cam in, was a petitioning the duke, and a debeasing for ye old business. When y'. we saw that ther was nothing like to be settled on yt. was becoming such an armay, we rose and went out, to the number eghtein or ninetein officirs; tho ye be pleased to term yt. number weray few, yet ther wer mor y'. went out than I have said; and my brother told that he durst not wenter his blod in batel with such as thos were yt. stayd behind, seeing that they did steat the quarrel as yt. the Lord

was robed by the steating of it. What ye did after we went out I know not, but we wer cald in again, and being com back, we told that we wer in that same judgement we wer in when we went away. Then your new preses, for it semeth he had chosen on, prest a petitioning of the Duke, and we having refused and desaired (soom at least desaired) to know to what purpose, for it was not in his power to grant us anie thing, (as hath appeared treuth since) yeat Mr. Hum said yt. he knew that he had pour to do,

that he waited for our petition; and treuely I doubt not that Mr. Hum's information was good as to the last, for he, no question, tampered with his bretheren, who tampered with the Duck, the indulged bretheren I men. In end (for I heast) it was agraed on, y'. y'. the petition should be read, which was such an on as might have scared any cristian from offering to present it, for it was stuffed with malignant loielty; and we having refused it altogether, at lenth there was a motion mead of sending an information of our grevances; for drawing of which ther was four gentlemen, two on each side, and four ministers chosen for drawing up of it, which after yt. they hod agreed on a draught, it was ordered to be drawen up (how honestly it was done I know not, but y'. seemeth, yt. it was done so with as other things wer don formerlay) so we pearted and was sent to Dunserf with my troup to guard that pass, wher I stayd al night, til I was called for the nixt morning and sent to the foord yt. is on the east side of Hamilton, with Bankhead, who told me that Mr. Hume was gone to the

Duke, which indeed wexed me much, so yt. sir, I cannot give anie account of your behaviour at the bridge that morning.

I have seen under your own hand, which semeth indeed to be favourable enough to you, and as unfavourabel to others, as I hear by soom y'. was ther; but I pas it and come again to my own peart, (which truely, sir, I had forborn to speak, if ye had not necesitat me to do so) for I was cald to the moor, and when I cam I had orders to pleac my troup four pear of buts, behind the second bragad on the left hand wher they stayd; and I cam down twis threis to the boday, but found few of officirs espescally of thos of Galoway, with ther troops; but as on of them told since, they were busied about the sending a second petition, so y'. they had not leisure to be with ther troup. So, sir, I find you in a mistake, when ye say yt. that I was on the front with my troup; I was indeed indeed thus down before the enime, wiewing them, and ready to exchange a pistol with anie of them, if they had anie com out to me; and I spake with Greenrig, who told me that he was to while with his troup, and tho I did what was in me to disuade him, yeat while he did with that forward gentleman ye spok of, Mr. Carmichel, who at that time was mor fortherward to flei, than stout to fight, so that those two wer they y'. brok the foot yt. were behind them, and consequently the whole armay.

For my peart, sir, I shall not say any thing as to my ceariag, but this I am sure of, that I stayd in the fild till ye and a thousand mor wer making mor

us of your spurs than your swords; and in token of it sir, I brought the marks of my staying, with which you were not at leisur at yt. teim to wait on, unles that ye had accedentalay met with the first canon bal, which I am glead ye prevented by your teimorus retreat. As for that forward gentelman, I am sur if the canon had either hit him or his comerad Captain Weir, it behoved to have overtaken them, for they wer both fled or the canon shot; but the other cap'. that ye say was with you in the morning, was not wise as ye, for he either had not a horse, or forgot to take him, which she did weray timously. Thus, sir, I hav shown you a few treuths, and I shall clos with that same ye clos with, to wit, I shall frelay giv you lev to cal me a lier if ther be ought in this account but treuth; and I am hopeful yt. tho soom may tak the freedom to do it behind my back, yeat they wil not neither say it to my fac, nor give it under unless they run the risk of being proven a lier, which, sir, wil easelay be done, but I pas it, and leavs manay thousands of friends, and soom enemis, to bear witnes of the treuth of my cairag that day, and of your servant whom you know.

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7 Dec.

Accompt John Balfour, portioner of Kinlough.

To John Glas, mert. in Perth.

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The following bill is from the same quarter, and is as interesting as the former in displaying the price of various articles at the period to which it refers.

Compt. John Balfour, po'. of Kinloch,

to John Glas merct. in Perth.
Impr. rests be him conforme to the
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him 21 May, 1669,

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