Hon. Simon Fraser to Mr. Murray of Strowan
Dunkeld, 19th Feb. 1757.
Dr Sir, -- I have seen some men that are brought in here by a Constable, some of whom say they have had money for
: Montgomery, & one in particular was inclinable to prefer enlisting wt. me
to any other. As I suppose they came here by the Duke’s order, I would not
attempt doing any thing without his Grace’s permission. At same time, as his
Grace was so good as to say he wou’d not discountenance my recruiting, if any
of the men prefer enlisting wt. me to going elsewhere, I flatter myself His
Grace will have no objection to my getting any who are still unengaged, &
make that choice. The man I mentioned to have already made it, had received no
money & was perfectly disengaged, but I wou’d do nothing wt. him without
asking his Grace.
Pardon this trouble. I am just setting out. God bless you, & do me the justice to believe me very much your faithful servt.