Digitised copy account of debursements by Archibald Campbell of Barnacarie, factor of Tiree, for raising militia there, 1745.
The document contains two accounts of trips made by Campbell to Tiree in 1745 and 1746. The purpose of the first visit was to raise the militia, and Campbell’s account reveals the opposition he faced: ‘met w[ith] a greater number of men ready to oppose me and told if I wou[l]d not immediatly desist I wou[l]d soon repent it’. The purpose of his second visit in 1746 was to ‘raise the Rents and to reduce such of the Inhabitants of that Island as were in the Rebellion’.
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From the archives of the Dukes of Argyll at Inveraray Castle, made available through the Written in the Landscape project.