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Battle of Prestonpans Speech

Gentlemen, You are just now to Engage with a parcel of Rable; a Parcel of Brutes, Being a small number of Scots Highlands, You can expect no Booty from such a poor despicable Pack. I have Authority to Declare, That you shall have Eight Full Hour's liberty to Plunder and Pillage the City of Edinburgh, Leith, and Suburbs, - the Place's which harbour'd and succour'd Them - at your Discretion, with Impunity.

This work was published before January 1, 1924, and is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.