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Capture of lord Lovat, leader in the Jacobite Rebellion... Scottish Highland garb is outlawed...
Item # 640222
July 14, 1746
THE EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, July 14, 1746 The ftpg. begins with a report from Fort Augustus noting: "A detachment of the garrison of Fort William...which his Royal Highness the Duke of Cumberland had sent...got intelligence of the Lord Lovat, & after three days search had the good fortune to find him in a hollow tree. He is now in custody here." He would ultimately be beheaded, the last person in Great Britain to be executed by beheading.
Inside has content on the Jacobite Rebellion, including: "The Clause in the bill relating to the prohibition of the Highland Habit runs thus: 'No person within...Scotland...shall...wear or put on the cloaths commonly called Highland Cloaths...the belted Plaid, trowse, shoulder-belt or any part whatsoever of what belongs to the Highland Garb...".
Four pages, 8 by 10 inches, red tax stamp on the ftpg., nice condition.
Category: The 1600's and 1700's