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Letter from Lord Ilay, Regarding Arrangements for a Garrison

Author(s): Campbell, Archibald

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I am sorry to tell you that
I have received orders from the
Secretary at war that the
Garrison of Dumbarton be
reduced to ct new Establishment
viz.
Governour & Captain
1 Leiftenant
1 Serjeant
2 Corporalls
1 Drummer
1 Gunner
15 Soldiers
This is to take place on the 24th
of this Mounth. I have sent
the original order to Skifnish John
who will likewise send it you, but
I writ this for fear of the others

not coming in time. pray since there are to be but
15 let them be full, I am very sorry for the poor
men, I believe every body knows this is ct time when
I can neither do nor hinder any thing & when I received
the order from the war office I took it for
granted that it was my own Diſsmiſsion

I am
Your most humble servant
Ilay

April 20th 1714
London

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Letter from Lord Ilay, Regarding Arrangements for a Garrison

Document Information

Document ID 361
Title Letter from Lord Ilay, Regarding Arrangements for a Garrison
Year group 1700-1750
Genre Administrative prose
Year of publication 1714
Wordcount 151

Author information: Campbell, Archibald

Author ID 167
Forenames Archibald
Surname Campbell
AKA Third Duke of Argyll, Earl of Ilay, Ilay
Gender Male
Year of birth 1682
Place of birth Surrey, England
Mother's place of birth Suffolk, England
Father's place of birth Edinburgh, Scotland
Occupation Nobleman, politician, military, judge
Father's occupation Nobleman, Politician
Education University
Locations where resident Glasgow, Edinburgh
Religious affiliation Presbyterian, Catholic