No doubt your Honour has heard that Cromarty with the canons styled in the Ness there has forced the privateer seized by the French Captain & the Brigandine to cut their cables & leave two of their anchors in the road which he’s driven him towards the sands, and since he wants provisions necessity will oblige him to land on this side. Therefore it’s expected & entreated you will send all the assistance you can to this parish especially your canon & blew guns with all the ammunition you can spare. You have been still friendly to this parish, & now when they are in the greatest danger, you will not be wanting. Cromarty has largely bestowed in defending the other side, expect you will not be short of him in your duty to the government.
David Ross, George Fraser, Andrew Gair, Hu Gair, John Morison, G. Munro, A. Gair
From the guard at Williamsbrugh the 23rd March be twelve at night 1709.
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