Copy of the official report, 31 January 1725 [i.e. 1726], by Major-General (later Field-Marshal) George Wade, of his proceedings in disarming the Highlands; followed by copies of several papers. Edit




  • 1726. (Creation)


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    28 folios. Folio.



  • Scope and Contents

    The report is signed by Major General George Wade, folio 15.

    A copy of each of the following papers follows the official report:

    a list of the arms surrendered by the clans between August and October 1725 (folio 15 verso);

    Wade’s instructions to the Officers Commanding the Highland Companies, 22 September 1725 (folio 16 verso);

    letters of submission of persons attainted of high treason, written between August and October 1725 (folio 17 verso);

    the form of summons for the surrender of arms (folio 24);

    the form of a licence for carrying arms (folio 25); and,

    various notes on the clans (folios 25-27 verso).

    This was Wade`s second report. The notes on the clans were copied from his earlier report of 1724.

  • Related Materials

    For copies of Major-General Wade’s first report, 1724, see: MS.2200, folios 59-70; and, MS.7118.

    A typed transcript, by J B Salmond, of the 1726 report is at MS.7188A, folio 212.

  • Bibliography

    Both the reports of 1724 and 1726 (together with the accompanying papers) were printed from a ‘M.S. communicated by George Chalmers, Esq.’, in ‘Letters from a Gentleman in the North of Scotland ...’ by Edwart Burt, 5th edition, edited by Robert Jamieson (London, 1818), volume ii, pages 268 and 289 respectively.

    `Catalogus Librorum Manuscriptorum in Bibliotheca D. Thomae Phillipps, Bt.` (1837-1871): manuscript 32000.

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  • Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Presented, 1925, by the Faculty of Advocates to the nation on the foundation of the National Library of Scotland.

  • Custodial History

    Previously in the library of Sir Thomas Phillipps. The manuscript was bought by the Advocates’ Library at Sotheby`s, 16 June 1896, lot 1044.