« PreviousContinue »
upon he applied himself to yo. Murray, who brought " by the E. of Nottingham, said, “ It did contain the “them together.
“ Names of the Heads of the Clans, which Frazer named
“ to the French Ministers, as engaged with him, and for “Sir 7. Macleane believed, that, as soon as the E.
" whom he would answer, fo far as Sir J. Nacleane “ of Middleton was acquainted with Frazer's Business,
“ could remember them; and the First Numbers put to “ Mrs. Fox knew of it.
“ chose Names, are the Numbers Frazer gave in, as “ He said, “That, Mrs. Fox and the Lady Maclcane “ what they would bring into the Service. being warm in Dilpute together; Mrs. Tox raid, in his
“ The 24 Numbers are not of Sir 7. Macican's set“ Hearing, “ We laugh at your Highland Projects; my “ Lord Middleton and I know more solid Things."
ting down, nor does he know by whom they were ser
“ down; nor does he think that Reducernent is rightly “ Sir 7. Macleane heard Mrs. Fox fay, “That Peter “ Cook had been sent over to France, and was sent back
“ Sir 4. Macleane faid, “ He saw the Master of Oliagain from thence.”
phant at Paris, and looked upon him to be a Papilt ; Being asked about the Four Lords named in the “ but does not know of what Religion he is. He saw Paper given in to the House by the E. of Nottingham, “ him at Paris Twice. He told Sir 7. Macleane, “ who are therein mentioned to have desired to see " had Directions from his Father to return to Scotlanit, King James:
“ and intended to go through the French Army in “ He said, “ He was told, by divers of King James's
“ Flanders.” He says, " That Sir Alex'r Mucleune wrote Servants, that the Lord Montross had been at Foun
“ him Word, that the Master of Oliphant came down to “ tainbleau for a Fortnight together, when King James
“ the Army to pass into Holland; and he was recomwas there."
mended, by the D. of Berwick, to the Marshal
“ Villeroy, to have a safe Conduct to go to the D. “ That the Lord Perth, who is Uncle to the Lord
" of Marlborougk's Camp; and he went thither accorHay, told him, “ He had acquainted King James, that is “the Lord Hay desired to see him; but King James “would not consent unto it, for it might do them
“ Sir 7. Macleane said, “ There was no Intimacy be
“tween Sir Alexander Macleane and the Master of Oli“ Harm, and would do King James no Good.”
phant; that Sir Alexander is a very prudent and cau“Sio 7. Macleane saithi, “ He never heard, or said,
“tious Man.” And Sir 7. Macleane faid, “ He was fully " that the Lord Roxburgh, or the Lord Seaton, desired to
persuaded, that he would not have used any Sort of “ see King James; nor did he ever see those Two Lords
" Freedom, in talking of any secret Design, or any “ but at Paris, during the Peace; but he heard some of
Thing he would not have had every body know, to “ King James's Servants say, « That those Two Lords
'" One he was so little acquainted with, or with One of “ took Occasion Once to go into the Field upon an
" the Master of Oliphant's Character; who, by his in“ Hunting-day, which they apprehended might be with
" discreet Talking, had like to have brought himself “ an Intent to see King James.
" into Trouble boch at Paris and in the Army. " The Reason of his naming the Four Lords was
".MACLEANE." 66 upon a general Question, asked him by the E. of “ Nottingham, " Which of the Lords (amongst a great
that he had named to have been at Paris,) were “ The Lady Macleane, being examined by the Com?" many " thought to be disposed towards the Court of St. Ger “ mittee, said, “She remembered a Discourse that was Lady Mac« man's?”
“ between her and Mrs. Fox; and that Mrs. Fox said to lean's Exami
her, when Sir 3. Macleane was present, “We laugh “ The E. of Errol Father to the Lord Hay, and
at your Highland Projects; my Lord Middleton and I “the E. of lington Father to the Lord Seaton, are
“know better Things;" or to that Effect.” thought, at St. German’s, to be well affected; and so
“ She said, “ That Mrs. Fox, in her Discourse, was « is the Lord Sinclear.”
“ used to despise all that could be done in Scotland;" “ Sir 7. Macleane has heard Bouchan say, “ He had
" and to say, “ That if any Thing considerable was “ Correspondence with the Lord Aberdeen, when he
done, it must be done in England.”
“ here in England, and that the feared nothing." She
“ That King James had good Friends in “ Being asked, “ If he knew that any Liberty had
England.” “ been granted io People, to take the Oaths to this " Government?”
My Lady Macleane said, “Mr. Frazer desired her
“ feveral Times to introduce him to Mrs. Fox; but the “ He said, “ Thai, upon the Capitulation with the
“ refused to do it.” She said, “The Reason of his de* Highlanders in 1692, when Terms were offered them
“ firing it, was in Hopes to be well with the E. of Midupon taking the Oath of Allegiance, one Captain
“ dleion by her Means.” " Minnis and Sir Geo. Berkeley were sent into France,
" She said, “ She had seen Mrs. Fox several Times “ to know King James's Mind in that Particular. Min" nis returned, with an Answer,“ That the King said, He very
fainiliar with the Countess of Middleton; but she “ would never order any body to swear; but that He
“ has never seen her with the Earl of Middleton." “ left every one to judge for himself what he could
“ The E. of Perth said, “ Before the E. of Middle“ best do, and to do as they thouglat fit.” Minnis de
" ton was acquainted with Frazer's Butiness, that Mrs. " clared, “lle understood this for a tacit Compliance.'
“ Fox was sent to be a Spy upon Frazer, and to observe " He said, “ He knew nothing of this kind since that “ what he did; but, she says, me believes Mrs. Fox • Time.”
- knew of Frazer's Business, before Frazer himself was Being examined about the intercepted Gibberish
" introduced to her.” “ Letters; he said, “ There was an Account at Paris, “ The Lady Macleane has heard Mrs. Fox complain os from the Dutch Gazette, that such Letters had been
“ of the Lord Melf-rt's Ingratitude to her, though she intercepted;" but he affirmed, " That he never knew
“ was a great Support to him, by Means of her great “ any Thing of them, or how to interpret them.”
- Friends in England; and that he had never done any “ Sir 9. Macleane, being asked the Meaning of the Thing for her, in recommending her to King James « Paper, marked No 5, which was given in to the House “or His Queen; and particularly, she mentioned One
“ Passage, which Mrs. Fox complained of, " That she “ take upon the reading the Narrative, and told the “had given very considerable Intelligence from England“ E. of Nottingham of it. It was by the Mistake of “ to the Lord Melfort, to be laid before King James in " Mr. Tucker, who wrote his Narrative for him by the “ her Name; and that the Lord Melfort gave an Ac “Lords Order.” This James Murray is Stan'ope's Bro“count of it to King James, without naming her to “ther. Frazer told him, " That James Murray was in “Him, which the took very ill.”
“ the Interest of D. Hamilton and the D. of Aibol; but “ The Lady Macleane faid, “That when they landed
“ he never spoke with lim himself.” at Folk ston, and were giving in their Names to the Being examined as to Clarke; he said, “ Clarke “ Mayor, that Mrs. Fox faid, “Her Name was Fofcue,” " himself told him of all Frazer's Designs; and he heard “ or some such Name; and said, “ She was the Lady “ Frazer and Clarke talk together of the whole Affair z “ Macleane's Sister.” The Lady Macleane asked, “ Why" and Clarke was looked upon as a Man fit to be trusted “ the said so, since it was not true?” Mrs. Fox said, “in all Things.” “ “ Then she would say, she was Cousin to the Lady
“ He also said,
“ He Mewed the Commision, as well “ Macleane ; for she was desirous to pass for One of
as the l'icture, to Clarke.” He says, " Frazer told hims “ Scotland, that the might have the Benefit of the In
" that it was Clarke who got the Case of the Picture endemnity.” The Lady Macleane saying, “ That it would
graved for him.” Clarke said, “The sooner the King “ be inquired into, and the Truth found out;” Mrs.
comes, the better." “ Fox said, “ She was afraid to give her right Name of “ Fox, because she had been named in Sir John Fen “ He also faid, " That Keith and Frazer advised ta“ wick's Business, and the apprehended that would bring gether of the whole Matter. He found, by their Dis“ her into Trouble,"
" course, that Frazer had made Keyth acquainted with
“che Design, before he went into Scotland." D.
“ It was Frazer told him, “that Keyth was an Enemy Mr. Camp“ Mr. Campbell was examined several Times by the
" to the D. of Queensberry.” Campbell said, " That bell's Exami " Committee.
“ as soon as he was examined about the Pass, he began pation.
to suspect Keyth.” He said, " That Frazer trusted • Being asked, "Who were the Persons in The High
Keyth entirely.” “ lands, that he says, in the Beginning of his Narrative, “ marked No 2, were not neceflary to be named?" He “ He being asked, “ If Frazer knew of Keyth's Ac“ answered, " That they were several little Gentlemen quaintance with the D. of Athol; and if so, how he “ of that Country, of the Name of Cambron and Mac “ came to trust him so much?” Campbell said,
“ That “ donald; and that they were not particularly named to
“ Frazer did know of Keyth's depending upon the D. “ him by Frazer.”
* of Athol; and that he hoped to be Secretary Depute
by the Duke's Means, which Keyth told both to him“ Being asked, “Who Captain Alex'r Macleane
“ self and to Frazer: But Keyth made Frazer believe, “ was, who is mentioned in his Narrative?” He said,
“ he loved Frazer better than the D. of Athol; and “ “ He was made a Knight in Ireland; and that he is “ now in the French Army, a Captain in the Irish “ was doing.
“ Frazer thought by his Means to know all that Athol * Guards."
“ Frazer did not only tell Keyth of the Highland Af“ He said, “ Frazer told him, that the Lord Drum
“ fair, and of all his Business Abroad; but also told " mond was engaged in the whole Affair of the Insur
“him, “That the D. of Queensberry was to procure a “rection.”
“ Pass for him." Keytb's Scheme, which lie thewed " He said, Captain John Murray told him, during Campbell, wherein Notice was taken of the D. of " the Session of Parliament, that he had seen the D. Marlborough's and the Lord Treasurer's Design to “ of Gourdon, and the Earls of Errol and Marshall; but “ bubble Perth and Middleton, was written with an In“ he could not tell what to make of them, People were “ tent to prevent that Design of theirs; and therein be “ so very cautious of saying any Thing while the Par “ said, “That he thought the most effe&tual Means to do “ liament was fitting.”
“it was, to send the young King into Scotland.” Being asked the Meaning of what is wrote in the Keyth told Campbell, “ That he shewed Frazer the Margent of his Narrative, That as to Glengarie's be “ Paper.” But heyth said, “It was not so perfect at that
ing sent, he discovered that to be falfe, be going sirait Tine; but he told Frazer, that his Opinion was, " to the North, to bis own House?”
" that Frazer thould not enter into the Business of “ He said, “ He meant no inore, than that he dil
Scotland, unless King James came in Person,” “ covered that he did not go directly from Edinburgh to Campbell being asked, “Where Fraser's Instructions “ France, but that he went first into the North: But he “ were?” He said, “ They were left with Tom Frazer, “ knows not where he now is, or has been since he left “ to be shewed up and down in The Highlands; he had
Edinburgh ; nor knows not but that he did go into “ seen those Instructions; and that by them, Frazer had “ France.” Mr. Tucker came to him, and said, “ He was “ Power to renew all the Commillions formerly sent by “ come to add to his Paper, what he had said to the “ King James, when he was in Ireland, to the High“ Lords;" and thereupon he added that Marginal Note. " landers, if he saw Occasion. There was also in them,
“ a Promise and Affurance, that the Highlanders should “ Frazer told him, “ The Lord Cromarty had a Per“ fon at Paris, who corresponded with the Court at St.
“ be supported with Men, Arins, and Money.” “ German's ; his Name was Mackinny, whom he repre “ Campbell said, “That, after he had been examined “ sented as a Spy to Monsieur D'Torcy, and got him “about the Pass, he thought it necetary to fee Fergu“ into The Bastile."
“Son, with whom l'razer had advised him to consult on “ Campbell said, “ He came Post to Town in October
« all Occasions, as being very intelligent; though he
" ciutioned him not to trust him too far, becaute, le “ last, in Expectation of having a Company by the
“ faid, he knew he had a Pention from St. German's; “ Favour of the E. of Cromarty, being recommended “ to him by the E. of Bredalbain and Arbuthnot."
" and he did not know but he might have a Pention
« from the Court here. Thereupon lie spoke to Clarke, “ Being asked, “Who Captain Morhar, that is often " " to appoint Ferguson to meet him at The l'ine Taverne, " named in his Narrative, was?” He said, “He meant " in Holborne, in order to advise with him, how he was
Captain James Murray; and that he observed the Mis “ to act upon the present Occasion.” Accordingly Camp
“bell, Clarke, and Ferguson, met at that Place; and “ did not give him an Account of Campbell's own Im
Ferguson told Campbell, “ He would certainly be re-ex prisonment. “amined, and put in Custody; and therefore bid him “ take Care of himself, for, if he was brought to a
" COLIN CAMPBELL." “ Trial, Ferguson thought he would be in very great “ Hazard.” Campbell understood the Meaning of his
“ The Committee had Mr. Keyth before them; and “ Discourse to be, that it was adviseable for him to
acquainted him with the Vote of the House, which Examination. get out of the Way; and thereupon he said, “ He did not apprehend the Danger to be so great as Ferguson
passed upon his Refusal to explain his Uncle's Letter;
" and desired him to be more ingenuous. But he per“expressed it.”
“ fisted in pretending that he could not tell the Mean“ Ferguson told Clarke also, “ That he would be ing of the dark Expreffions in the Letter. " into Custody.” Clarke made Answer, “ That he had
“ Being desired by the Committee to make a full a Family, and would abide by it.”
“ Discovery of his Knowledge, relating to the Conspi“ Ferguson said, “ It was discoursed, that Frazer was racy; and being told, “That no one, who read his
gone into France, as a Spy for the D. of Queens “Narrative of the 3d of January, could believe he had “ berry; and that, if that was so, Frazer would be cer “ been ingenuous;" and also representing to him the “ tainly put into The Bastile. And then he proceeded to Danger he was in: “insinuate 'to Campbell," that it was his wiseft Way
“ He made Answer, “ That he put all into his Narra" to strike in with the D. of Athol; for that, Frazer
“ tive that he knew;' and frankly told the Committee, " being a Spy for the D. of Queensberry, and the
“ " That what was against him, could amount to no more " D. of Queensberry not so well aifected to the Interest
“ than Misprision of Treason ; and even that was ims of St. German's as the D. of Athol was, it would be
possible to be proved against him.” “ better for him to join with Athol.”
“ He said, “ About Five Days after he had been comCampbell said, “ He could not remember his very
“mitted to Newgate, he proposed that he might be “ Words; but that he expressed himself in such a Man.
brought before the Lords of the Committee of Counner, that he found that to be his Meaning, and that
“cil; and he was so; and he desired, " he might have nothing else could be understood by what he said.” “ He said, “ The D. of Athol was more truly engaged
" their Word of Honour, that nothing he should say,
“ should be made Use of against him:” That, the Day " to that Interest they were engaged in, than the Duke
" after, he was brought before them again, and was “ of Queensberry was.”
" then told, “That the Queen had faid, that what Campbell told Ferguson,
« That he was upon too ill“ he discovered should not turn to his Prejudice:" He “ Terms with the D. of Athol, to comply with that; and " then told the Lords, " That a Friend of his, nearly
that, if the D. of Athol sent for him, he would not go “ related to him, had given him an Account of the “to him."
Conspiracy; and that, if he had a Promise that that
“ One Person should be secure of his Life, he would Campbell said, “ Ferguson, Clarke, and he, met at The
“ make a full Discovery of all that was told him; but “ Vine Twice; and their Discourse was to the fame Effect
" that he asked nothing for himself, for he was inno“ both Times.
“ cent." Campbell said, " That, after he had been examined
“ He said, “The next Day he was brought again " about the Pass, he met the Lord Tullibardin at the
“ before the Lords; and was then told, “They were “ Earl of Cromartye's Office; and the Lord Tullybardin
" allowed to let him know, that the Queen promised, “ told him, “ His Father desired him to come to speak
" that the Person should have his Life;" and after that “ with him; and that he would forgive Campbell for
“ Promise, he gave in his Narrative." getting Frazer's Pass, because he knew Frazer was of “ Kin to him.” He thinks this was about the Beginning “ Being asked, “What he had done towards bringing " of December. The D. of Athol afterwards sent a Ser « his Uncle John Murray to surrender himself, or pro“ vant to Campbell, to desire Campbell to come to him; “ curing him to be taken ?" He said, “ He wrote a Let“ but he declined it."
ter to his Uncle, advising him to come into England,
" which he shewed to the Earl of Nottingham, who gave “ The Committee sewed Campbell the intercepted
" it him back again ; and he said, " That afterwards “ Lerter, dated 24th February, as from Liege. He said,
" he enclosed that Letter in a Letter to his Mother, and " " It was Frazer's Hand-writing; and that he believed
gave it into the Post-house." “ jt came from Paris, though it was mentioned to come " from Liege."
Being asked, “ If any body saw what he wrote to
“ his Mother, or if he had any Witness that the Letter " COLIN CAMPBELL."
" was delivered into the Post-office?” He said, “No.” “ March 11th, 1704.
“ Being asked, “What was the Meaning of the Letter
" he wrote to the E. of Nottingham, dated the 29th of “ Mr. Campbell, being farther examined as to Frazer's
“ January, which denied what he had before owned in “ Letter of the 24th February, faid, “ That, by the
“ his Narrative?" He said, “ He went to the Earl of Words my good friend N, Frazer meant Captain Mac
“ Nottingham, and told him, That he heard he was to " loud, whore Christian Name is Neil.
“ be sent for to the House of Lords; and desired of him " That by To. in the Letter, was intended Tom Frazer, “ to know, what he was to say to them.” That the Earl “ his Servant, who is employed in his Business in The " of Nottingham told him, “ He lhould know when the Highlands."
" Papers were to be laid before the House;" and ac
cordingly he had Notice of it: And thac the Queen “ Being asked, “ What is meant by the Words in
" had not thought fit to lay his Narrative before the “che Letter, You tell me that k. betrayed me to A. and
" Lords at that Time; and thereupon he wrote that now we hear of his Sufferings for me?” He said, " The
“ Letter to the Earl of Nottingham, being what he said “ First Part related to the Letter Campbell wrote to Fra
his First Examination, as containing all that he " zer, wherein he told Trazer, that Keyth had betrayed
" could say." “ him to the D. of Athol.” And as to the latter Words, " that he believed some other body had sent Word to “ He thought fit to deny to the Committee, that he “ Frazer, that Keyth was in Prison upon his Account; “had received Frazer's Letter, directed to Hill
, from " and he could not but wonder, why the same Person " Clark's Hand.
Keyth said, Frances
“ The Committee sent again for Mr. Keyth, to shew had come to his Hands, he could not tell to whom
" He refused absolutely to give the Committee an
“ Account of any other. Thing whatsoever, that had
" He said, “ He did not know of any Correspon-
“ dence that was kept by the Lord Middleton, either in
" Scotland or in England, from the Time he went into
“ He denied he was sent into England, to persuade
, that he Lunæ 24° die Aprilis
• The Committee being informed, “ That a Bill of
“ Indictment was found against David Lyndsay;" they “ The Committee had David Lyndsay Twice before David's Lind
thought fit to send for him again, and acquaint him “ them. fay's Exami.
“ with it, in order to make him sensible of his Condi" He said, “ He left St. German's the First of June, "' tion; and asked him several Questions, in relation to " and took Shipping at Rotterdam, and landed at Leith “ his Knowledge of the Conspiracy, and of Correspon" in Scotland.” He owned, " that he had been Secretary
“dence between France and Scotland and England, and
“ Committee any Satisfaction."
Mrs. Fox'a " nued till his coming away; and he acknowledged he
Examination, “ was in good Friendlhip with the Lord Middleton to
« She said,
" She went over into France, about " the last.
“ Twelve Years fince, by the Earl of Nottingham's Pass;
“ and had never since been in England.”
Life, and his wife and Children lived on the other “ Macleane and others; but the behaved herself very
“ obstinately, and peremptorily, and refused to answer
any Thing materially."
" The Committee had Thomas Clark before them.
Thomas “ He procured Mr. Stanhope to write to Mr. Secre
“ He said, “ The First Time he saw Frazer, was in tary Hedges, to know if he might pass through Eng June last; he then lay at Ipswich Arnis, in Cullam “ land, to go to Scotland; and Mr. Secretary wrote Word, Street; he lay there about Ten Days. He fent for " he might not.
“ Clark, to give him Physic. Being thewed the Paper, brought into the House by
“ In October last, Frazer sent for him to The Hart's “ the Earl of Nottingham as his Narrative, marked No
“ Head, in Smithfield; and came back with him to lodge “9; and asked, " How he came to write such a Paper?” “at his House, and staid there about a Fortnight. The " He said, “ He was directed, by the Lords of the Com
Company that came to him were Keyth and Camp“ mittee of the Council, to give an Account of what
“bell, and Ferguson Once. Campbell gave Clark a Pass “ had paffed at St. German's, from the Time of the
“ for Frazer, which he carried to him to Graves End, “ Death of King James, till he left France."
" and had only his Charges borne. He received only · Being asked, “How he came to begin his Narrative “ One Letter from Frazer, with Three Letters enclosed; “ with what passed before the Death of King James ?” “ One for Hill, another for Ferguson, and a Third for *** He answered, “ That it was all he had to say; and Campbell
. Keyth called for the Letter directed to Hill, " that there was no Fault found with him by the Lords
" which he delivered to him.
Ferguson read Frozer's Letter to Clarke. He sent a
“ Letter from himself, One from Campbell, and another
“ in Holborne; but would not own what was said there. “all Designs, and particularly that of Frazer's?” He
“ He owned he saw the Picture taken out of the Box, * answered, “ That he was not acquainted with that
« but denied he saw the Commission, " Commiflion."
“ The Committee asked him several Questions, in re. “ Being asked about the Three intercepted Gibberish
« lation to what was charged upon him by Campbell and “ Letters, which were sent in a Cover, directed to him:
“ others; but he obstinately refused to own any Thing, • He said, “He knew nothing of them; and that there
“ nor would make any Discovery of his Knowledge of was another Person of his Name; and that, if they
“ the Conspiracy.”. Vol. XVII.
1. Mr. Coils Ser's Exatui. nation.
« The Committee fent for Mr. Corbusiero
" said in France by any body:" But he pretended to re
“ member a Discourse that he had with Sir Alexand'
" Macleane, as he came through the French Army; and
• referred himself to what is let down in his Deposition, “ That he faw him again, about May or June lást, “No 4. Being asked, "What gave Occasion for that " when he lodged at The Ipswich Arms, in Culiam Street; “ Discourse between Sir Alexander Macleane and him?" " and was with him several Times, upon Account of “ He said, “Nothing at all; but Sir Alexand'r MacMoney and other Business: That, when Frazer re “ leane began with saying,
" That Frazer was a great “ turned out of Scotland, he lodged in Smithfield, where “Rascal, and fo was John Murray, for they had pro“ Corbusier saw him, at Clark's Request.
“ mifed to come through Flanders, when they went to “ That afterwards Frazer came to lodge at Clark's
“ Scotland;” and so he proceeded with the Discourse in “ House, where Corbusier was several Times with him.”
" the faid Deposition.” “ He owned, “ He faw Keyth with Frazer, before he
“ He said, “ He surrendered himself, when he came “ went to Scotland, in Cullam Street, Three or Four
“ to London, to the Lord Cromarty"; and that he asked
" him “ If he were concerned in the Plot ?" And he air-
" swered, “ He was not."
• The Committee did send for Mr. Ogilby; who
“ had been forinerly examined by them.
" He said, “ He knew nothing relating to the Scottish
Conspiracy.” He faid, “ He went to the Court of St.
“ German's, in May lait, in order to get a Pass; but it was
" refused to him, although Passes were granted to theother
“ Scottiss Officers, at the same Time, to go for Scotland.” “ ferent Subjects.”
" He said,
" He had several Times reflected on this
" Refusal, since he has heard of the Plot in Scotland; and K.
“ Captain Meers, being examined, owned himfelf to “ he could never think of any Reason for it, but only Capt. Meers' Lxamination
be a Papilt, and confessed he came out of France in “ because he was not trusted with that Plot."
May last, where he had been for Ten Years: That
“He said, “He could not add any Thing material
“ to what he had owned upon his former Examination,
“ which has been already reported.”
“ he was capable of doing for the Queen's Service, and
“ which he was willing to undertake; but, that not “ tingbam of it.” He said, “ He only gave Captain Gib
“ being the proper Business of the Committee, the
“ Report, unless the House be pleased to order it.
him “ former Examination, of one Mackenfey, a Scottish Man,
“ who was sent for by Monsieur De Torcy, and forbidden “ He staid in Scotland for some Time after the Revo
to go to St. German's any more; but it was discovered “lution, but was not engaged with the Highlanders. He
" that he went afterward privately to St. German's; “ followed King James into France; but, being looked
whereupon he was committed to Tlie Bafile, where
" he believed him to be a Prisoner ftill."
“ The House having been pleased to order (apon a
Sir Thomas “ He said, “ He had about 100 Crowns given him,
“ Motion from the Committee), “ That Richard Boucher, " for his Journey, some short Time before he came away.
Jackson, and Sir Thomas Stewart, should Ferguson's “ He faw the Lord Perth about a Week before he came
“ be taken into Custody;" and the Two former have hi-Examinations, “ away.” He would not own any Knowledge of the Con
" therto abfconded : And Sir Thomas Stewart was ap“ spiracy; nor that he ever knew of any Design againft
prehended Two Days after the Order was issued; and, England, unless at the Time of the Calais Business;
being brought before the Committee, made great " and all that he knew of that was, that, One Night after
“ Difficulties of faying any Thing at first; but after“ Supper, King James declared, “ He was just going to
“ wards he insisted, “ That what he should say should not “ embark for England;" and that he was confident the
“ hurt himself, nor any body he accused, in case they “ Government there knew nothing of the Design.'
ingenuously owned what he charged them with; and " that he fhould not be made Use of as a Witness, nor
“his Confession used as Evidence at any Trial.” The “ Mr. Patrick Oliphant, being examined, faid, “ He “ Committee told him, They had no Power of themMr. Patrick “ turned Protestant before he went into France." Being Oliphani's
“ selves to make any Engagement of that Sort; but they Examination. asked, “Why he went to France, after he had changed
promised to represent to the House of Lords what he
Country, and to learn his Exercises." Being asked,
“ been acquainted with Major Boucher about Twelve
" Months, with Ferguson since the Year 1692, and witli
Jackson for lome Tine.”
“ Sir Thomas Stewart faid several Things to the Com-
“ mitree, concerning Ferguson, Boucher, and Jackson; bur « but said, “He could remember nothing that had pasa
“ the Committee did not think it proper to fet them u led between them there, por that had been done or
“ down here, because he afterwards delivered in a Pa