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29 March, 1689, then in Ireland, soliciting his aid, and that of his friends. Upon receipt of this letter he visited all the neighbouring chiefs, and wrote to those at a distance, communicating to them the king's letter, and calling a general meeting to concert what measures should be taken. They assembled on May 13th, near his house, and mutually engaged to one another to support his Majesty's interest against all invaders. When Viscount Dundee got a commission from King James to command his troops in Scotland, Lochiel joined him with his clan, notwithstanding that General M'Kay made him great offers, both in money and titles, to abandon James's interest.

'He made a distinguished figure at the skirmish of Killikrankie, under Lord Dundee, against General M'Kay, though then above the age of sixty-three. He was the most sangaine man in the council for fighting; and in the battle, though placed in the centre opposite to General M'Kay's own regiment, yet spoke to his men one by one, and took their several engagements either to conquer or die. Just as they began the fight he fell upon this stratagem to encourage his men: he commanded such of the Camerons as were posted near him to make a great shout, which being seconded by those who stood on the right and left, run quickly through the whole army, and was returned by the enemy. But the noise of the musquets and cannon, with the echoing of the hills, made the Highlanders fancy that their shouts were much louder and brisker than that of the enemy; and Lochiel cried out, "Gentlemen, take courage, the day is ours: I am the oldest commander in the army, and have always observed something ominous and fatal in such a dull, hollow, and feeble noise as the enemy made in their shout, which prognosticates that they are all doomed to die by our hands this night; whereas ours was brisk, lively, and strong, and shews we have vigour and courage." These words spreading quickly through the army, animated the troops in a strange manner. The event justified the prediction:

prediction: the Highlanders obtained a complete victory. The battle was fought 1689. Lochiel continued for some time with that army; but being dissatisfied with the conduct of Cannon and some of the principal officers, retired to Lochaber, leaving his son in his place during the rest of the campaign.

'When terms of submission were offered by King William to the outstanding chiefs, though many were glad to accept of them, yet Lochiel and a few others were determined to stand out; until they had King James's permission, which was at last obtained, and only a few days before King William's indemnity expired.

There is nothing else memorable, in the public way, in the life of Sir Ewen Cameron. He outlived himself, becoming a second child, even rocked in a cradle; so much were the faculties of his mind, and the members of his body impaired, He died A. D. 1718,'

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