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Rebellion & Enlightenment

The Jacobite Rebellion

Account of William Reid, blacksmith, to the Town Council of Dumfries

Period:
18th Century
Description:

"for shafting of 116 scythes...all which were used in the late troubles"

 

War scythes, pikes and halberds were made in 1715 as Dumfries prepared to face an attack by the Jacobite army.  The town was so well defended that the rebels turned back.

Materials/Media:
paper
Source:
Dumfries Museum & Camera Obscura
Digital Number:
DMDO036a-c
Creation Date:
10 November 1715
Copyright:
Dumfries & Galloway Council


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