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But I sincerely hope His Highness will never acquiesce in so painful and degrading an idea (come from whatever quarter it may be) as to strip us of our native garb (admi tted hitherto our regimental uniform) and stuff us into a harlequin tartan pantaloon, wh ich composed of the usual quality that continues, as at present worn , useful and becom ing for twelve months, will not endure six we eks fair wear as a pantaloon, and when patched makes a horrible appearance - besides that the necessary quantity to serve decently throughout the year wo uld becom e extremely expensive, but, above all, take away completely the appearance and conceit of a Highl and soldier, in which case I wo uld rather see him stuffed into breeches, and abolish the distinction at once.

They found, how ever, that the King had alrcadv sailed for Hanover but th ey we re reviewed in May by General W ade. A fcvv day s later, after ru mours had been circulating that the regim ent was to be sent to th e Am erican plant ations, the m en decided to march back to Scotland. They reached No rtham pto n and there entrenched them selves but we re persuaded to surrend er with out bloodshed. Being disarm ed, th ey we re marched to Lond on where th e mutineers were tr ied , thr ee being con dem ned to be shot at the Tower.

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