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TITLE
Excerpt of letter from Donald MacKinnon, minister of Strath, page 1
EXTERNAL ID
Z_CDT_03_5647_12_1
DISTRICT
Skye
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Strath
DATE OF IMAGE
10 July 1804
PERIOD
1800s
SOURCE
Clan Donald Library and Museum of the Isles
ASSET ID
2526
KEYWORDS
letters
ministers
parishes
churches
poorhouses
Excerpt of letter from Donald MacKinnon, minister of Strath, page 1

Reverend Donald MacKinnon, the minister of Strath in Skye is relating the state of his church and parish. He says that it has been five years since an augmentation was granted but in that time he has received no meal stipend or allowance for communion elements. He has no manse or money for a manse. He says that the church building is in a 'ruinous' state, that all the windows are broken and that it is too small for the congregation.

The Factor of the estate claims that he cannot give Rev MacKinnon any meal or an allowance for communion elements. Because of this, Rev MacKinnon's cattle stock has been reduced and he has large bills which he cannot afford to pay. The Rev. MacKinnon feels that his case should be presented in the Court of Session but for the time being he will shelter himself in 'the common asylum of insolvent debtors'.

This manuscript is from the collection of the Clan Donald Library and Museum of the Isles, Isle of Skye

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Excerpt of letter from Donald MacKinnon, minister of Strath, page 1

INVERNESS: Strath

1800s

letters; ministers; parishes; churches; poorhouses

Clan Donald Library and Museum of the Isles

Clan Donald Library papers

Reverend Donald MacKinnon, the minister of Strath in Skye is relating the state of his church and parish. He says that it has been five years since an augmentation was granted but in that time he has received no meal stipend or allowance for communion elements. He has no manse or money for a manse. He says that the church building is in a 'ruinous' state, that all the windows are broken and that it is too small for the congregation.<br /> <br /> The Factor of the estate claims that he cannot give Rev MacKinnon any meal or an allowance for communion elements. Because of this, Rev MacKinnon's cattle stock has been reduced and he has large bills which he cannot afford to pay. The Rev. MacKinnon feels that his case should be presented in the Court of Session but for the time being he will shelter himself in 'the common asylum of insolvent debtors'.<br /> <br /> This manuscript is from the collection of the Clan Donald Library and Museum of the Isles, Isle of Skye