The History of the Late Rebellion; Rais'd against His Majesty King George, By the Friends of the Popish Pretender

This is one of the earliest books printed in Dumfries, in it the Rev Peter Rae, a Presbyterian minister gives his own, highly biased account of the events of the 1715 Rebellion.   Rae, although a minister of the church was preoccupied with all things technical, in 1702 he was admitted as a freeman of the Incorporation of Hammermen of Dumfries, his "essay piece" being a clock.  In 1713 his parishoners in Kirkbride complained of him being, "so taken up with mechanicks and worldly business that it takes him off his ministerial office and that he prints and causes print obscene ballads in his own house".
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DMBK063a, DMBK063b
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Robert Rae
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Dumfries & Galloway Council
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