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On Emigration and the State of the Highlands
Appendix F.


When the 42d regiment was first raised, and particularly when the heirs of Arckinglass and Strachur were appointed officers in lord Loudounís regiment in 1745, though it was not then the mode to make officers' commissions depend upon raising a certain quota of men, yet the two young gentlemen got most of their company, who followed them as volunteers from their paternal estates. How different the sentiments of the people in 1778! When it was proposed to raise a West Fencible regiment, the gentlemen of Argyleshire engaged to furnish a certain number of men but though they had an express promise from government that they should not be called out of the kingdom, not even into England, except in case of invasion, the heritors were obliged to bribe them high.


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