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December 22, 1746

EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, Dec. 22, 1746 

* Simon Fraser, 11th Lord Lovat
* Jacobite Rebellion conspirator


The bottom of the ftpg. has: "The Right Honourable the Lord Lovat is to be brought up to the House of Lords tomorrow to hear the Articles of Impeachment against him read."
And then page 2 begins with: "The Tenor of Lord Lovat's Impeachment" which contains: "The Commons of Great Britain...received information of divers treasons committed by a peer of  this realm, Simon Lord Lovat, have  commanded me to impeach the said Simon Lord Lovat of High Treason..." with more.
Simon Lord Lovat was one of the principals of the Jacobite Rebellion and the Battle of Culloden. He would be found guilty of treason and would be beheaded in April, 1747.
Four pages, 8 by10 inches, great condition.

Category: The 1600's and 1700's