<p style='text-align: justify;'>Letter from Francis Napier, 8th Lord Napier, to Mary Hamilton. The letter relates to his role as His Majesty's Lieutenant of Selkirk and to the arming of troops and volunteers in his area. The Government have only issued him with 37 firelocks and bayonets without even one cartridge box or pouch for a 100 infantry men. Luckily the County had 50 of their own and have ordered more. Napier thinks that the Cabinet should be flogged, although he does not say so as it is his 'business to make the best of what I cannot remedy'.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>The letter continues on the subject of Napier's son William and his choice of a career in the navy.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Dated at Wilton Lodge, [Roxburghshire].</p>
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