Young Pretender’s call to fight

A warrant [royal order] from the Young Pretender [Charles Edward Stuart] given at Inverness to Mr James Carnegy Arbuthnot to raise an army, 25 February 1746 (SP 54/26/123F).


Charles Prince of Wales & Regent of Scotland, England France and Ireland and the Dominions there unto belonging

To James Carnegy Arbuthnot of Findowrie Esq

These are impowering you to raise in arms for our Service all the men you possibly can whom you are to bring with all dispatch to our Army where we shall happen to be for the time. And they shall receive all manner of Encouragment from us. And if any refuse to rise with you, you are hereby impowered to use all manner of military Execution against them with power also to you to name proper officers to the [lands?] men when raised. Given At Inverness the twenty fifth day of February 1746,

By his Highness’s Command

J. Murray

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