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THE

PAISLEY REPOSITORY.

BEING CHIEFLY

A COLLECTION

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Poetry, Original and sclected.

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No. IV,

AN ACCOUNT OF A COMBAT BETWERY THE MACPHERSONS AND THI

DAVIDSONS,

• By Sir James Foulis of Clinton, Baronet. From the Transactions of the Society of Anija

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guaries of Scotland.

IN the year 1291, Macdonald, lord of the illes, and of part of the highlands, sent his fifter's son, Angus Macintosh, chief of the Macintoshes, to inform Dugal Dall Macgillie Chattan, chief of the Clan Chattan, that the lord of the illes intended to do him the honour of a visit.

It was then expected, that when this haughty lord made a visit, the host was to make an offer. of his own wife or daughter, according to the situation of his family, as a companion for the night to his visitor. Macgillie Chattan knew that this barbarous mark of respect would be rigoroully insisted on; and having an only daughter, and desirous of fhunning the difgraceful consequences of the visit, he contrived matters so, as to clap up a marriage betwixt this daughter and Angus Macintosh, who had come as meslenger from his uncle, Lord of the ises, to announce the intended visit. By this match the estate and chieftainfhip of the Clan Chattan was transferred to Macintosh, who

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