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PUBLISHED BY LEVIS & WEAVER, NO. 193, MARKET STREET.

THOMAS L. PLOW MAN, PRINTER.

1810.

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$ I. IN the beginning of April, the duke of Cuma
berland began his march from Aberdeen, and on the twelfth
passed the deep and rapid river Spey, without opposition
from the rebels, though a detachment of them appeared on
the opposite side. Why they did not dispute the passage is
not easy to be conceived: but, indeed, from this instance
of neglect, and their subsequent conduct, we may conclude
they were under a total infatuation. His royal highness
proceeded to Nairn, where he received intelligence, that the
enemy had advanced from Inverness to Culloden, about the
distance of nine miles from the royal army, with intention
to give him battle. The design of Charles was to march in
the night from Culloden, and surprise the duke's army at
daybreak : for this purpose the English camp had been
reconnoitred; and on the night of the fifteenth the High-
land army began to march in two columns. Their design
was to surround the enemy, and attack them at once on all
quarters : but the length of the columns embarrassed the
march, so that the army was obliged to make many halts :
the men had been under arms during the whole preceding
night, were faint with hunger and fatigue, and many of
them overpowered with sleep. Some were unable to pro-
ceed; others dropped off unperceived in the dark; and the
march was retarded in such a manner, that it would have
been impossible to reach the duke's camp before sunrise.
The design being thus frustrated, the prince pretender

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