Battle of Culloden

Rejoicing for the Battle of Culloden, 1746.

Tuesday, April 24th, 1746, - The Council being now well assured that his Majesty’s Army, under command of his Royal Highness the Duke of CUMBERLAND, did, on Wednesday was Eight days, being the sixteenth century, obtain a compleat victory over the Rebells near Culloden, Do therefore appoint public rejoicing to be kept this day in this Burrow; That the Council go to the Cross at four o’ clock, and Sir GEORGE STEWART be there, and Provost ROBERTSON, Pro. WARDROPER, Collr. YOUNG, and Comptroller SMITH be invited to the Town House; That there be public Illuminations from eight to ten at night, and that the same be advertised through the Town by the Drum.

Transcribed by Caterina Paesano