An Impartial History of Ireland from the Period of the English Invasion to the Year 1810, Vol. 4 (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from An Impartial History of Ireland From the Period of the English Invasion to the Year 1810, Vol. 4

Some officers had, at the same time, attempted to surprise the castle of Edinburgh, which would have made Marr master of all, and would have obliged his enemies to quit the post of Stirling; but this project failed. As soon as king George was informed of the revolt of Marr, he sent the duke of Argyll from London, who, without stop ping at Edinburgh, advanced to Stirling with all the troops he could collect, which did not amount to more than fifteen hundred men. George I. At the same time, caused some regiments to march from England into Scotland, and gave orders that several should he brought over thither from Ireland; he also sent to demand of the States general the six thousand men they were bound to give by the treaties made by the late king, in favour of the protestant succession.

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