This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1899 Excerpt: ... There is one of these Captaines, Captaine Hilliard,2 whoe is a very honest, religious, and active man, whome I humbly present to your ...Read MoreThis historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1899 Excerpt: ... There is one of these Captaines, Captaine Hilliard,2 whoe is a very honest, religious, and active man, whome I humbly present to your Highnesse, that in case that troope bee disbanded you wilbe pleased to thinke upon him for a troope of Horse, and I am confident hee will proove a very good officer. I finde him very faithfull, stirring, and very discreet in managing of his businesse. There being 3 or 4 Clans in Highland not yet wholly reduc't I humbly ofFerre it as my opinion that these forces are not to bee lessend, both in regard the reducing this Enimy will require some tyme, and that untill these broken people bee disposed of by sending some regiments beyond seas to serve some Forraigne Princes or States, such a dimunicion wilbe dangerous; although I have taken the best care I can of taking securitye of the officers, which I hope will hold them fast, but wee could not get security of the common men, only an engagement under their hands not to act for the future against your Highnesse, yet their necessityes will probably bee such in a short tyme, that unlesse there bee a course taken to send them some other way, they will either turne robbers or to runne amongst any discontented spiritts which are not yet laid. I have the rather hastened to present thus much to your Highnesse at this tyme, in regard I understand your Highnesse and the Parliament have now under consideracion what forces are fitt to bee kept up in England or Ireland. I intreat your Highnesse that 25000t which I heare is intended by sea may bee hastened away speedily unto us, and for what further supplies shalbee sent us there may bee libertye to charge bills of Exchange. The Treasurer here tells mee that if there were a constant way of returnes hee could charge a good parte of the pay of t...Read Less
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