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August 15th 1713

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Most of the lairds in Perthshire were strongly Jacobite in sympathy. In both the 1715 and the 1745 rebellions they joined the Stewart forces together with their tenants. One is entitled to wonder whether the tenants were so enthusiastic for the Stewart cause as their masters, whether in fact they were ever even consulted.

The following letter was written by Drummond of Drummond Castle to his tenant in Glenartney.
“William McGrouther in Dalclathick, you are hereby ordered to acquaint William McNiven in the same town, and Alexander McGrouther in Dalchrown to goe along with you as officers to command the company of our men that is to come out of your glen, and all the men are hereby ordered to obey your commands on the highest perrile, which you are to intimate to them as you shall be answerable to us, and this shall be your warrant.” 
Given at Drummond Castle the fifteenth day of August 1713.
(Signed) Drummond

“See that none of the men of whatever rank of Achunner be absent as you shall be answerable to us and to all the men in good order.” 

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