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“GOD'S TREASURE-HOUSE

IN

SCOTLAND;"

A HISTORY OF

TIMES, MINES, AND LANDS IN THE

SOUTHERN HIGHLANDS.

With Geological and Mineralogical Map and Illustrations.

Dedicated, by Permission, to

His Grace the Duke of Buccleuch and Queensberry.

BY THE REV. J. MOIR PORTEOUS,

AUTHOR OF "THE GOVERNMENT OF THE KINGDOM OF CHRIST," ETC.

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To His Grace

Walter-:Francis Montague-Douglas-Scott,

THE

Fifth Duke of Buccleuch and Seventh of Queensberry,

HIGH STEWARD OF WESTMINSTER, CAPTAIN OF THE QUEEN'S BODYGUARD

IN SCOTLAND, &c., &c.

UPON WHOSE LANDS AT WANLOCKHEAD A PLENTIFUL SUPPLY OF THE PRECIOUS MINERALS

HAVE BEEN OBTAINED;

The Generous Patron of Arts, Literature, and Agriculture;

whose Benevolence as a Landlord is universally esteemed ;

AND WHO, WITH

THE DUKE OF ARGYLL, GAVE A NOBLE EXAMPLE TO THE PROPRIETORS

OF SCOTLAND, IN THE

GIFT OF THE PATRONAGE OF HIS NUMEROUS PARISHES TO THE PEOPLE

WITHOUT COMPENSATION,

WHEN IN 1874

THE BILL REPEALING PATRONAGE AND RECOGNISING FREEDOM OF ELECTION

OF MINISTERS OF RELIGION WAS PASSED INTO LAW:

This Work,

DESCRIPTIVE OF THE DISTRICT FORMERLY TERMED

GOD'S TREASURE-HOUSE IN SCOTLAND,”

IS MOST RESPECTFULLY DEDICATED

BY

James Moir Porteous, Minister at Wanlockhead.

May, 1876.

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