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The Mystery of the Covenanters’ Panbreck Convention Site #History #Scotland

18 August 2017

Panbreck was the site of the secretive United Societies’ thirteenth convention on 20 March, 1684. Where was this treasonable meeting held? … Panbreck Hill Faithful Contendings...

Donald Cargill’s Letter to the Sweet Singer Women, Prisoners in Edinburgh #History #Scotland

29 July 2017

The following letter was sent by Donald Cargill to the Sweet Singer women imprisoned in Edinburgh’s Correction House, probably in June, 1681, after the women had rejected a paper...

Donald Cargill’s Letter to James Skene of November, 1680 #History #Scotland

28 July 2017

The following letter was sent by Donald Cargill to James Skene, after the latter was condemned to death on 24 November and imprisoned in Edinburgh Tolbooth. Skene was executed on 1...

Donald Cargill’s Letter to John Malcolm and Archibald Alison, prisoners #History #Scotland

27 July 2017

The following letter was written by Donald Cargill in late July or early August, 1680, when Archibald Alison and John Malcolm, who had been captured at the battle of Airds Moss, were...