[From Atholl Papers - AP X3-8]

[Report by Gov Lindsay] ]No 10 [May 7th 1746]

May it please your Grace

In my last of 29th Ult No 9 I sent your Grace two biills one of 54 14: and the other of 16:5:8, both payable at Edinbr the one upon sight the other long since dew, In this, I send your Grace a bill dated Dublin the first instant, drawn by Thomas Barret, a mercht there of good credate upon Messr Robert Pelton (?) & Co London for 139:10:10 sterling payable to our controuler at thertie one days sight, and endored by him to your Grace of this, I have taken advice as I did of the last two. Your Grace may indorse it to any person, who you shal think fitt, to negotiate it at Edinbr, where the money will be payed.

I have also inclosed to your Grace a copie of an information with the proceedings upon it, against one of our clegymen ; Had this indiscretion, & I shall call it by no worse name, hapened at any other time, or had the information been made by any [] other than the king's officer, who is a mightie weak creature, it might have been overlook't; but as he is prompted by a mad fellow here one Jno Gill, one of our attorneys who is ready to misrespresent us in the worst light, I could do no less, and I submitt it to your Grace whether it may well be proper to be done ; for I shall se [] all futher proceedings agt the parson until your Graces pleasure shall be known. I have also sent a copie to the Bishop, that he may have his thoughts how far he ought to proceed against him, by means of ecclesestick censure; which perhaps may be the most proper way, as wee have no lawes for punishing treason against ye King, and that the clergie are not so much as sworn to your Grace But I hardlie think the Bishop will do any thing in it while I shall be honoured with your Graces commands in the matter.

When your Grace shall be pleased to write, may I begg you would remember what I have formerlie write with relation to bedds & the filling up of a roome.

When we had the first uncertain reports that the army under his Royl Highness had defeated the Rebells we had [] rejoicings by bonfires & fiddles for three nights & days almost without intermission. Last Sunday I had a letter from my sone dated Edr 26th Ap , with the Scotch paper containing the account, sent from Inverness on ye 19th by a kings messenger, and furderards from my sone by letters he had from Inverness of ye 20th I ordered next day, the flags to be displayed, and the afternoon, went to the cross, where wee drank all the Royeale & severall loyeall healths, under a discharge of the cannon of the castle, which were answered by the cannon of Derby fort, and the castle officers joyned by the town company fired a voley of small armes at every toast. At night I gave a super &c to the officers and ye better sort of the inhabitants ; and all the windows were illuminated & a great bonfire at the cross. There were also great rejoycings at Douglas, Peelton, and Ramsay, all []. The people in generall have al along since the first rise of this rebellion expressed great markes of their afections to the present government. At Douglas they broke all the papists windows, which they grumbled at a little, but bore it with patience. Wee have no catholicks any where else in ye Island. I shall at present trouble your Grace no futher than that I am with sincere respect & great esteem. May it please your Grace. Your Graces most faithfull and most obedient humble servt

G Linsay

Castletown May 7th 1746


 

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