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which occaHJoiied much debate and lu^at, which was spoken to by Lord
Stair and otlicrs, who .said that the snpplieK would have Wvw {j;iant(Ml
loi- life, hut for Jjord Polwarth ; thai the kin^ said he had allowed tlu!
Glencoe business to be enquired into, because of the noise it had made
at home and abroad ; that a hotter was come from the King to tlu^
(\)uncil about the recruits ; with other news. 8th ])ecember 1095, . 117

on. The Same to Tliomas Tenison, Archbisho)) of Canterbury, statinfj; his
intnilidii to send his son lo satisly the King rcspectting his Loidship's
beliaviour in the last I'arlianieMt-, part.icularly with res|)ect t,o tlu^ Ac^t of
Trader ; «'nlr(>a,ting his (Jrace to interpose with the King to allow him to
conic lip and vindicate hiiiiscll'. L'Ist. hecembcr I (i'jr), , . . II U

!)(■>. The Same to his Hon, intimating that, he would not be able, in cons(>-
(|ucnc(^ of Treasury alfairs, to leave l''idiid)urgh for a fortnight ; that
they had gained the business of (haiglascar ; and that as Tiord Tiauder-
dale seemcil to \n\ anxious l-o be friendly with him and his family, he
was very ho)>eful the l)usiness ol" the teinds of Pinkie and Inveikcith-
iiig nnglit b(' settled, and arrangements made for the purchase in his
l.rothrr's favour, et,c. Sl,h l'\'brua,ry I CUC, I I H

'.(7. The Same to the Same, stating that, he had had a lit of the gravi^l, and
that Sir .lohn Maxwell came to see him ;is soon as he came to town ;
th.it he Iia. I purchased MaristoiMi, etc. I .'Uh i-'ebniary I (iiX), . . lUO

'.»M. William ilay, ihsho]) of Moray, to (»eorge Viscount of Tarbat, stating
that being reduced t.<t this primitive way of subsisting, by tilling anotlu^'
UKin's jiiece of ground, he would l)e excused for telling his Lordship
of a small leu duty still i\\\{\ to him from the lands of Cat boll. (!th
duly IO'.h;. SubjoiiKd is the discharges dated 2()th, Inly ir.'.tC), . . Ili I

'.)'.». Sir i'atrick lliiiiie Loid I'olwaiih, iiord Chanc(i||or, to the Same, re(|iiest.-
iiig his Loidsliip's presenc(> at the I'rivy Council, as there wa,s some
gioiiml to I'ear a I''rcnch invasion. 7th December l(t'.>(>, . . . 122

10(1. (leoige tliiid liord b'cay to the Same, mentioning the low condition to
w hi( h his fiimily w.-is reduced ; l.-imenting especially the removal of



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his uncle, Colonel yEneas [Mackay], and entreating tlic; Vi.soount to
continue his friendshii) for him, and to use liis interest with the King
and his ministers to consider the circumstances of a family that had
suffered so severely in his service. 20th July, old stylo, 1G97, . . 12.'i

101. ColonelJolm Hill to the Same, in prospect of his Lordship's departure

for London, re(|Uesting that as the aflairs of the Colonel and his regi-
ment occurred in discourse, he would extend his former favour to his
old servant ; stating that all was peaceable in the North, Captain
Frazer's husiness being ended in the marriage of Lady liovat; that
some paits of the Brae of Lochaber were beggared, and the land waste,
by paying the justiciary decreets; and that Applecross got 1000
merks worth of cows lately from these parts upon a decreet ; and hoping
for stricter justice on his Ijordship's return. 1st November 1697, . 12 1

102. R. Mackenzie, and twenty-four others of the name of Mackenzie, to the

Same, stating their earnest desire for a good undeistanding between
him and tin; Manpiis of Seaforth, at whose call they had inct to give
their advic(( for s(!ttling the affairs of his family. 1st December 1 G'J7, 1 2.1

103. Isabella Countess of Seaforth to her brother, George Viscount of Tarbat,

with the preceding letter, stating that a heavy stoiiu had delayed the
dispatch of the packet ; that his Lordship would })erc(!ive how willing
all were to have any difference betweim him and lu^r son Seaforth
removed, and that nom; would be gladder of it than herself ; and
expressing a hope; that out of a Christian disposition he would forgive
wherein he thought he had been wronged. 13th I)ecend)er 1097, . 120

10 1. Kenneth Mackenzie to George Viscount of Tarbat, anent payment of a

debt due to Pr(^stounhall. 1 Ktli December 1 0!)7, . . . .127

105. Sir Donald Macdonald of Sleat to the Sanu;, about a (h^bt ti» Middle-

toun, fur wliich liis Lordshi[) was cautioner, etc. 10th February 1098, 128

100. John first Earl of Breadalbane to the Same, stating that tlu; Viscount's
account " of our confused world " was a most acceptable delicate to
him who was retired, and who neither saw nor heard what was acted
on our uncertain theatre, etc. 17th March IG98, .... 12'.)

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107. James Leslie to the Same, of two accidents that had befallen him ; and

the state of his health. 21st AprillG98, 130

108. Patrick Count Leslie to the Same, recommending a concern of his

cousin, the Laird of Pitcaiple, his son, and brother-in-law. 19th
August 1698, 131

109. Sir Donald Macdonald of Sleat to the Same, about a contention with

Moidart ; and debts for which his Lordship was cautioner, etc. 8th
December 1698, 132

1 1 0. George Fraser, Regent of King's College, Aberdeen, to the Same, thank-

ing him for instructions as to what methods he should follow anent
Bishop Elphinston's history ; expressing his sorrow on account of the
sufterings of Mr. John Mackenzie of Kildonan, and his satisfaction with
the Viscount's account of the devil's imposing on the judgments of
silly people, with the writer's views on witchcraft generally; that
salmon were not swimming well in their rivers yet, imputed to the
snow water, etc. 15th April 1699, . . . . . .133

111. George Viscount of Tarbat to Patrick first Earl of Marchmont, Lord

Chancellor, informing him of hurt the Highland robbers were doing,
and expressing a wish for the posting of 80 or 100 soldiers between
Invermoriston and the head of Lochuirn from April to December ; and
reminding his Lordship that when the tacks of the bishoprics were being
set, he had represented to the Treasury that the form of the tack
deprived the King of a half or more of the bishoprics ; that the matter
should be considered before the last tacks were cleared or a new one
set ; and laying before his Lordship the case of the Episcopal clergy
who were qualified, and had evidenced their loyalty to the King, and
were a satisfying branch of the ministry to most of the people, and
wlio were now threatened with deprivation of their benefices by the
Pre.sljyteries, under the sanction of the General Assembly, instancing
Mr. Forbes in Kilmuir, who had been summoned to appear before
the Presbytery to preach on a text prescribed by them, with a view
to removing him on the ground of Arminianism. 15th May 1699, . 136



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112. Dr. Archibald Stevenson to George Viscount of Tarbat, with medicines

and medical advice for Lady Tarbat and himself. 6th July 1699, . 139

113. The Same to the Same, containing his and Dr. Pitcairn's opinion re-

sjiecting Lady Tarbat's aihnent. 22d July 1699, . . . .140

114. Dr. Archibald Pitcairn to the Same, recommending, in Dr. Stevenson's

absence, more Peruvian bark for Lady Tarbat, etc. 31st August 1699, 141

115. The Same to the Honourable James Mackenzie, in answer to a letter

from Lord Tarbat to Dr. Stevenson, who was absent, anent Lady
Tarbat's illness, that it was fit to give steel, etc. 2d September 1699, 142

116. The Honourable James Mackenzie, afterwards Lord Roystoun, to his

father, George Viscount of Tarbat, with medicines and Dr. Pit-
cairn's directions ; also about his own state of health. 6th September
1699, .143

117. Dr. Archibald Pitcairn to George Viscount of Tarbat, intimating that

he had sent his advice about Lady Tarbat to Mr. James, as Dr.
Stevenson was not yet come to town. 9th September 1699, . .144

118. Lady Ann Stewart to George Viscount of Tarbat, condoling Avith his

Lordship on the death of Lady Tarbat ; and entreating that he Avould
perform the promise of removing Forbes, which Lady Tarbat obtained
from him out of sympathy with Lady Ann. 17th October 1699, . 145

119. Isabella Mackenzie, Countess of Seaforth, to her brother, George Viscount

of Tarbat, referring to her troubles, and especially a caption by Preston-
hall and other kinsmen. 9th September 1700, . . . .146

120. Charles Lord Tester to his father, John Marquis of Tweeddale, with

news of his family ; asking him, on Rory Mackenzie's request, to be-
friend Paterson when in London ; and about the trade with France,
etc. 2 2d September 1701, 147

121. James Duke of Queensberry to George Viscount of Tarbat, wherein he

expresses his sense of the value of the Viscount's services for the King's
interest, and states that the small things that were procured to his
Lordship from the King were very readily granted, and that the King



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entertaineJ and expressed on all occasions a personal esteem for liim ;
adding that the Viscount's son James had met with some obstructions in
his pretension, the chief of which was Sir Thomas Moncrief's not con-
senting. 24:th September, circa 1701 (should be circa 1696), , .149

1:^2. John Master of Tarbat to his wife, the Honourable Mary Murray, of the
settlement of private affairs between his father and him ; and of his
sister coming to live with them. Circa 1701, . . . , .150

123. Patrick first Earl of Marchmont to George Viscount of Tarbat, request-

ing his interest with the Queen in his favour. 5th January 1702, . 151

124. George Viscount of Tarbat to James Marquis, afterwards Duke of

Montrose, promising to assist a gentleman recommended by his Lord-
ship ; hoping that his Lordship on entering public life would adhere to
the monarchical interest, and follow the principles of his father, grand-
father, and great-grandfather. 9th January 1702, . . , .152

125. Mr. George Mackenzie, Inchcouter, to George Viscount of Tarbat, giving

an account of the slaughter of Alexander M'Lean or M'Neil, one of his
Lordship's men, on the night of his marriage. 6th February 1702, . 153

126. Eeverend Hugh M°Henry to the Same, about payment of his stipend.

12th November 1702, 157

127. Eobiua Lockhart, Countess of Archibald first Earl of Forfar, to the Same,

congratulating the nation on his Lordship's return to public employ-
ment ; asking his good offices for getting her husband's pension and
place at the Council continued. 12th November 1702, , . .158

128. John Paterson, formerly Archbishop of Glasgow, to the Same, congratu- '

lating his Lordship on returning to office ; hoping for his Lordship's
help to settle the church on an apostolic basis ; also, in getting some-
thing to repair his losses in King William's time ; and some help for
the Earl of Belcarres, etc. 21st November 1702, . . . .159

129. Sir William Bruce of Kinross, architect, to the Same, congratulating

his Lordship on his return to office ; with remarks on his Lordship's
paper on the Union ; makes several suggestions in view of the Union



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relative to the export and import customs, the land taxes, excise, etc. ;
and concludes with a request that his Lordship would assist him to
recover the office of Master of Works, of which he had been deprived
through the Duke of Lauderdale. 28th November 1702, . . .101

1 30. John Paterson, formerly Archbishop of Glasgow, to Sir Alexander Bruce,

anent the Bill on Occasional Communion in the Church of England ;
and affairs of the Episcopal clergy in Scotland, some being for ad-
dresses of loyalty to the Queen, others only for recognising the Prince
of Wales, etc. 15th December 1702, 1G4

131. George Viscount of Tarbat to James fourth Marquis, afterwards first

Duke of Montrose, regretting that he was unable to gratify the Mar-
quis by procuring an appointment in the admiralty for Mr. Graham
for reasons stated ; and hoping to see his Lordship amongst the chiefs
of Scottish loyalists. 15th December 1702, 167

132. Reverend David Williamson, Moderator of the General Assembly, to

George Viscount of Tarbat, intimating, by desire of the Commission,
the near approach of the General Assembly ; stating their reliance on
Her Majesty's assurance to maintain Presbyterian church government,
and on his Lordship's favour ; with assurances of loyalty. 1 7th
December 1702, 169

133. Sir Patrick Vans of Barnbarroch to the Same, congratulating his Lord-

ship on his being made Lord Secretary ; asking his Lordship to do
something for him that his Lordship's niece and her children might
live as became their relationship to him ; and about a debt due to his
great-grandfather by King James the Sixth, contracted at the time of
his marriage to Queen Ann of Denmark, Avhich he hof)ed still to recover.
19th December 1702, 170

134. James Earl of Galloway to the Same, recommending Barnbarroch for

some employment under Government. 21st December 1702, . .171

135. John Lord Elphinston to the Same, as to a pension of £200 granted

in King Charles's reign, and discontinued at the Revolution. 24th
December 1702, 172



136. Patrick Count Leslie to the Same, recommending William Leslie,

brother to Pitcaiple, for preferment in the army. 31st December
1702, 173

137. James, Marquis, afterwards Duke of Montrose, to the Same, assuring him

of the steadfastness of his principles of loyalty. 2d January 1703, . 174

138. George Earl of Melville to the Same, wherein he refers to his having

been turned out of office without having been advertised of it;
desiring his Lordship not to trouble himself further about the Kettle
teinds ; that he expected from Her Majesty's justice and the kind-
ness of his Lordship and the Duke of Queensberry that he and his
son should be paid what they had faithfully served for ; and concludes
by expressing regret on account of misunderstandings between his
Lordship and a friend. 7th January 1703, . . . . .175

139. George third Lord Reay to the Same, anent a gift of recognition of the

lands of Sanside, which he was informed his Lordship had stopped
on Duren's account ; assuring his Lordship that he had no design
against Duren, but against Sanside, etc. ; asking his Lordship's con-
currence with the Duke of Queensberry in making him one of the Privy
Council ; and that he would also concur in the renewal of a pension of
£300 a year he had from the late King. 11th January 1703, . .176

1 10. George Earl of Melville to George Viscount of Tarbat, Secretary of State

for Scotland, stating that he was not off"ended with the manner of his
being laid aside from office, so far as his Lordship was concerned, etc.
21st January 1703, 177

111. John Paterson, formerly Archbishop of Glasgow, to the Same, express-

ing his surprise at a calumny which the Bishop of Edinburgh had
suggested of him to the Bishop of London, to the eff"ect that he was
managing in a clandestine manner the address preparing by the
P^piscopal clergy to the Queen ; giving a defence of his conduct ; and
his judgment of the folly of bishops and others dissuading from owning
the Queen by addressing her for relief to their church and themselves,
etc. 26th January 1702-3, 178



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142. John Fullerton and others to John Archbishoj:) of Glasgow, giving him

an account of an attack made upon them by a rout, Avhen assembled at
Sir John Bell's house to observe the solemnity of January 30th, which
had been frequently observed by the Episcopal clergy in Glasgow since
the Revolution ; that the attack had been made with the connivance
of the Magistrates, who even charged them with getting up the tumult ;
and had been shared in by many students of the college. In a post-
script attributes the outrage to the doctrines taught in the churches,
etc. 1st February 1703, 180

143. George Haliburton, Bishop of Aberdeen, to George Earl of Cromartie,

about the necessitous state of the clergy. 3d February 1703, . .182

144. George Fraser, Regent, King's College, Aberdeen, to the Same, recom-

mending Mr. Arthur Forbes, son of Craigievar, for the office of Her
Majesty's writer. 3d February 1703, 182

145. John Earl of Tullibardine, afterwards first Duke of Athole, to George

first Earl of Cromartie, about a letter he had written to vindicate him-
self against misrepresentations, to be shown to the Queen and others ;
of the project of raising a Highland regiment, with himself as colonel,
Sir Donald M'Donald one of the captains, etc., to serve instead of the
two independent companies ; of a pension of £500 to his lather, the
Earl of Athole, and of the title of Duke of Athole which the Queen
was to confer; of the antiquity of the family; Argyll or his men not
to be mentioned in regard to the new regiment, as the Athole men
and they would be readier to fight than join together ; character of the
two independent companies ; of a Queen's chaplain to be appointed
instead of Carstairs. 11th February 1703, . . . . .184

146. William Lord Jedburgh to the Same, intimating the death of his fjither,

and desiring to be continued Sheriff of Lothian in his stead. 2 2d
February 1703, 186

147. James Ogilvie, first Earl of Seafield, to the Same, with reference to the

appointment of Privy Councillors, the names mentioned being Lord
Sinclair, Sir George Broun, the Earl Marischal, and Lord Haddo : that



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qualified l)y law, and althougli the Chancellor and Advocate had
written to the Magistrates and Conmiander of tlie Foi'ces at Glas^^ow
to prevent di8turl)ance during tin; worslii}), yet, altliough a rjualificd
person Avas the preaclier on the Sunday previous, tlui molt luoke u[)
the meeting and si»oiled and rendered uninlial)itable Sir John Bell's
house, where it was held, hurting and wounding several of the worshi])-
pers ; expressing a hope that the Chancellor and others .concerniid in
the government and peace of the kingdom would take effectual mea-
sures to suppress that diabolical spirit of rabbling ; and sugg(!sting that
if the present Magistrates of Glasgow were not turned out and exem-
plarily punished for that insolent riot, no p]piscopal i)erson need thiid<
of living one hour in that i)lace ; and stating his hope that the Privy
Council would order the City of Glasgow to repair Sir John's house
and pay him suitable damages, and also to make reparation to those
[)ersons that had been hurt, wounded, or injured by the rabble ; ami
entreating his Lordship to secure that the address from the Episcopal
clergy should be graciously received by the Queen, and that she should
take them under her royal protection, etc. 8th March 1703, . . 111.'.

152. flohn Lf)rd Lindores to the Same, as to the feu-duty of the Al)b('y

of Lindores, which was £101 Scots, and 14 bolls 3 firlots 2 pecks here ;
that he would be satisfied with the Master of the Mint's place, which
was not yet disposed of, worth £150 sterling yearly, which the
Queen would not refuse him if she were spoken to. Dth March
1703, I'.JG

153. James Ogilvie, first Earl of Seafield, to the Same, that he had drawn a

memorial of Her Majesty's affairs and sent it to the Duke of Queens-
berry, and desiring that his Lord.ship and the Duke would read it to
the Queen, and that they would concur in presenting the answer from
the Assembly, who were enraged against the Episcopal mi^etings, the
addresses, and the encouragement they met with. 13th March 1703, lltG

151. The Duke of Devonshire and other Peers to Mr. Mackimzie, with order
to attend the committee for examining into the Scottish Conspiracy.

15th March 170.3, 1!)7

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loo. James Ogilvie, first Earl of Seafield, to George first Earl of Cromartie,
assuring!; his Lordship that he had acted with all possible care in the
affair of Glasgow, and that it would have been very inconvenient to
have conducted the prosecution during the Assembly ; that he could
not convene a meeting of Council for ten days, as it was necessary to
alter the indemnity, seeing that, as it stood, it indemnified all con-
cerned in that tumult, etc. 21st March 1703, . . . .197

1.56. John Earl of TuUibardine, afterwards first Duke of Athole, to the Same,

intimating that he had now arrived to attend the Queen's affairs, which
the paying his last duty to his mother had prevented him from doing
sooner. 25th March 1703, 199

1.57. The Honourable Sir Kenneth Mackenzie, second son of George first

Earl of Cromartie, to his father, intimating that he had been informed
by Sir Robert Dickson that there was a design to impeach the Duke of
Athole and his Lordship in the ensuing Parliament ; expressing a wish
that his Lordship should not then be present, as he understood his
Lordship's friends would be very untractable if the grand affair talked
of were to be pressed at that time. 15th April, cimt 1703, . . 200

158. Margaret Countess of Wemyss and Cromartie to her husband, George

first Earl of Cromartie, expressing her regret that he had been so toiled
with business, and her desire to be with him ; that she would leave
]\lelville on the day following, and that his son had been very careful
of her, which she took most kindly. 19th July 1703, . . .201

159. John first Earl of Breadalbane to George first Earl of Cromartie, thank-

ing him for his intention to befriend his cousin Glenderuel as to his
preferment, etc. 29th September 1703, 201

1G<J. Archiljald Earl of Forfar to the Same, asking his interest for the place

in the Treasury vacant by Argyll's death. 5tli October 1703, . . 202

101. Charles sixth Earl of Home to the Same, defending the policy of the
Cavalier i)arty in the last parliament, as he had heard that misrepre-
sentations had been made to the Queen that they obstructed her