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In the early part and Grammes, which produced several bloody conflicts; and Danes, highly resented the murder of that monarch by their adversaries having favour at court, the Macgregors were persecuted with great fury.
To such a height of fe- tween the Macgregors and the Colquhouns, Buchanans, rocity were matters carried, that a price being set upon the heads of the clan by the privy council, two of their enemies, who had shared considerably of their estates, got blood- hounds, with which sawinb hunted them, devouring and man- gling them wherever they were found. So keen and pow- erful were the conductors of their destruction, that a very proscribed, and all persons were at liberty to mutilate or severe act was made against them, whereby their name was slay them without being liable to law; nay, encouraged to it by a promise of their moveable goods and gear.
In this situation the Macgregors continued till the time of the so- lemn league and covenant, which, as their principal enemies were interested in, afforded them a respite.