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which they executed the operation so emphatically, that it were specious habitation, the primary idea of operating the said island for place of refuge to some of the inhabitants, to protect their precious goods from the insult of multitude of inhuman transactions.

Another island, at the fit end of the foresaid lake, in anciently notorious assultors inhabited, wherein they were beheaded, in consequence of felonious conduct, by a valiant gentleman of Macnab, who, on the execution of that purpose, has contribute the assistance of other three in bearing a boat from a far distant, on their shoulder, over mountainous ground, in dead time of night. By which intellectual plan, got in to the island, and forthwith finished the ravished inhabitants.