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A COLLECTION

OF

Poetry, Original and sclecici.

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No. IV,

AN ACCOUNT OF A COMBAT BETWEBO THE MACPHERSONS AND THI

DAVIDSONS,

By Sir James Foulis of Clinton, Baronct. From the Tranfa&tions of the Society of Anti

quaries of Scotland.

N the year 1291, Macdonald, lord of the isles, and of part of the highlands, sent his filter's son, Angus Macintosh, chief of the Macintoshes, to inform Dugal Dall Macgillie Chattan, chief of the Clan Chattan, that the lord of the isles intended to do him the honour of a visit.

It was then expected, that when this haughty lord made a visit, the host was to make an offer of his own wife or daughter, according to the situation of his family, as a companion for the night to his vifitor. Macgillie Chattan knew that this barbarous mark of respect would be rigorously infilted on; and having an only daughter, and desirous of shunning the difgraceful consequences of the visit, he contrived matters fn, as to clap up a marriage betwixt this daughter and Angus Macintosh, who had come as meflenger from his uncle, Lord of the isles, to announce the intended visit. By this match the estate and chieftainfhip of the Clan Chattan was transferred to Macintosh, who

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