Conspiracy to restore the Family of Stuart—Engagement to
take Arms—Sent to the Old Pretender—Transmitted by
him to Cardinal Fleury. \Var at the Death of Charles VI.
Emperor of Germany. The House of Austria attacked—•
Assisted by Great Britain. Cardinal Fleury sends an Agent
to Edinburgh. Plan of Invasion. Death of Cardinal Fleury.
Succeeded by Cardinal de Tencin. Charles Stuart arrives at
Parib—Goes to Dunkirk. The Troops begin to embark.
Design of Invasion frustrated by a Storm. Charles embarks
for Scotland—Lands in the Highlands 409
Charles at Boradale—His Interview with Lochiel—Resolves
to erect his Standard. Commencement of Hostilities. Sir
John Cope—His Correspondence with the Secretary of State
—Marches towards Fort Augustus. The Rebels take post
on his way to the Fort. Sir John changes his Route. The
Rebels advance to the Southward. Alarm at Edinburgh—
Condition of the City. The Rebels take possession of Perth.
—Petition of the Citizens of Edinburgh for Leave to take
Arms—The Petition granted. Observations 3
Preparations to defend the City. Transports sent for General
Cope's Army. Notice that the Rebels had left Pfrth—
Their March. Conduct of the Volunteers. The Highland-
ers advance towards Edinburgh. Retreat of the Dragoons.
Consternation in the City. Meeting of the Magistrates and
Citizens—Proceedings of the Meeting. Deputation sent to
Charles. Notice that the Transports are off Dunbar. Re-
turn of the Deputies. Another Deputation sent out. The
Deputies ordered to be gone. The Rebels get Possession of
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