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TITLE
Letter 'Annent the Commotions in the North', 1719 (Back)
EXTERNAL ID
GB1796_2003_015_2
DATE OF IMAGE
2 April 1719
PERIOD
1710s
SOURCE
Inverness Museum and Art Gallery
ASSET ID
976
KEYWORDS
letters
Jacobite Rebellions
Jacobite Uprisings
Battle of Glensheil
Battle of Glen Sheil
Letter 'Annent the Commotions in the North', 1719 (Back)

This letter dated Edinburgh, 2 April 1719 was sent to the Inverness burgh officials by the Lord Justice Clerk, Andrew Cokburne (Adam Cockburn, Lord Ormiston). It is titled, 'Annent the Commotions in the North' and is concerned with the Jacobite 'Little Rising' of 1719.

In the letter, the Lord Justice Clerk states that Major General Wightman does not intend removing the soldiers that are currently quartered in Inverness but 'at the same time is not in a condition to allow any greater number'. (Major General Wightman was commander of the Goverment troops.)

The image shows the back of the letter.

Following the unsuccessful Jacobite Rising of 1715, a further attempt to regain the throne was made by the Jacobites in 1719. This became known as the 'Little Rising'. The Jacobite army, assembled by Cameron of Lochiel, the Earl of Seaforth and Lord George Murray, was joined by around 300 Spaniards who arrived in Loch Alsh in April, 1719. The mixed force marched to Glen Shiel and met with the Hanoverian troops on the 10th of June. Although the sides were well matched in size and strength, the Jacobites were defeated and disbanded. The hill above the site of the battle, Sgurr nan Spainteach, commemorates the presence of the Spanish soldiers, as does 'The Bridge of the Spaniards'.

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Letter 'Annent the Commotions in the North', 1719 (Back)

1710s

letters; Jacobite Rebellions; Jacobite Uprisings; Battle of Glensheil; Battle of Glen Sheil;

Inverness Museum and Art Gallery

Jacobite Letters

This letter dated Edinburgh, 2 April 1719 was sent to the Inverness burgh officials by the Lord Justice Clerk, Andrew Cokburne (Adam Cockburn, Lord Ormiston). It is titled, 'Annent the Commotions in the North' and is concerned with the Jacobite 'Little Rising' of 1719.<br /> <br /> In the letter, the Lord Justice Clerk states that Major General Wightman does not intend removing the soldiers that are currently quartered in Inverness but 'at the same time is not in a condition to allow any greater number'. (Major General Wightman was commander of the Goverment troops.)<br /> <br /> The image shows the back of the letter.<br /> <br /> Following the unsuccessful Jacobite Rising of 1715, a further attempt to regain the throne was made by the Jacobites in 1719. This became known as the 'Little Rising'. The Jacobite army, assembled by Cameron of Lochiel, the Earl of Seaforth and Lord George Murray, was joined by around 300 Spaniards who arrived in Loch Alsh in April, 1719. The mixed force marched to Glen Shiel and met with the Hanoverian troops on the 10th of June. Although the sides were well matched in size and strength, the Jacobites were defeated and disbanded. The hill above the site of the battle, Sgurr nan Spainteach, commemorates the presence of the Spanish soldiers, as does 'The Bridge of the Spaniards'.