fealhore. They had no dog, nei- ther had Brown a gun; they pro- poled Only to look for a woodcock on Montfod bank, which was not game, and therefore Campbell had no need of Dr. Huntefls licence, which, however was in his pocket.

When they arrived at Montfod, about three miles diflant from Salt- coats, they fearched the wood for a. cock, but found none; and then paifed from Montfod over the Burn, into Lord Eglingtoums grounds, and walked along the fhore within the fea mark, looking for a (hot of Plover.

In the mean time, Lord Egling- toun fet out from his houfe in a coach, attended by one Wilfon, called a lVrigbr, who was employ- ed in fome of his Lordfhip’s works, john Millikin, john Hazel, john Cooper, and james Hutchefon, fervants, on horleback; they flop- ped fome time at Park Houfe, to the N. W‘. of Saltcoats, where they were joined by Bartleymore, and propofed to go on to Addrof- fen and Fairly. When they got about half a mile from Park Houfe, in their way to Fairly, one of the fervants having difcnvered Camp- bell ancl Brown, told Lord Egling. toun that he obferved more fltoot- crs, having feen fome that day be- fore: Wilfon endeavoured to di- vert his Lordfhip from taking no- tice of them, as they had a pretty long ride before them ; but he alk- ed who they were, and being told by Bartleymore that one of them was Campbell, he came out of the coach, and mounting a h-zrriie which was led by one o'f his fervants, without whip. flick, or weapon of any kind, he rode towards the pefons he faw, who were retired from the ground where they had

been firlt difcovered, towards the fea-fands; when he came within about ten yards of them, he faid, Mr. Campbell, I did not expecl to have found you fo foon hunting upon my grounds, after your pro- mife when you fliot the hare,” at the fame time demanding his gun ; Campbell refufcd to deliver it; upon which Lord Eglingtoun gave his horfe a kick, having no fpurs on, to get nearer to him; Camp- bell retreated, and defired his Lordfhip to keep off, pointing his gun towards him, not raifing it to his lhoulder, but having his hand upon the lock; Lord Eglingtoun then flopped his horfe, and faid fmiling, Are you going to {hoot me P” to which the other anfwer- ed, I will, if you do not keep off.” Lord Eglingtoun then dif- mounted and (aid, that if he had his gun he could fhoot pretty well too; and immediately called to John Hazel, who was near him, john, bring me my gun.” Ha- zel accordingly went back to the coach in which the gun lay, and giving it to Millikin, another fervant, ordered him to carry it as faft as pofiible to my Lord. Mil- likin took the gun, but it being his ofiice to take care of the arms, and carry the ammunition, he knew it was not charged ; he prim- ed it, however, endeavouring to charge it as he went along.

In the mean time, Lord Egling- toun advanced fome lleps towards Campbell, leading his horfe in his hand, and many times defired him to deliver up his gun, which he as often refufed; Lord Eglingtoun then dropped the bridle, which Wilfon. being at hand, took up, and continued to advance towards Campbell, who Ilill retired, fomen