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  APPENDIX N . X. 339
  Mair for meat and drink and wyne to hiin and his man . . iiij lib Scotts
  Mair for cloth to hir iij lib Scotts
  Mair for twa tare treis xl sh Scotts
  Item mair for twa treis, and ye making of them, to ye warkmen . iij lib Scotts
  Item to ye hangman in Hadingtoun, and fetchin of him, thiie
  dollores for his pens, is iiij lib xiiii sh
  Item mair for meit and drink and wyne for his intertinge . . iii lib Scotts
  Item mair fer ane man and two hors, for ye fetcheing of him, and
  taking of him hame agane xl sh Scotts
  Mair to hir for meit and drink ilk ane day, iiij sh the space of xxx
  dayes, is vi lib Scotts
  Item mair to ye twa officers for y r fie ilk day sex shilline aught
  pennes, is x lib Scotts
  Summa is iiij scoir xii lib xiiij sh
  Ghilbert Lauder.
  Urn. Lauder Bilzuars.
  Takin of this above written soume twentie-seaven pundis Scotis qjk the said unnj
  Margrit Dinham had of her ain.
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  No. X.— Page 312.
  ' Notice of the Palace of Kincardine.
  The ruins of the Palace, or Castle, of Kincardine stand on an wooded eminence
  which rises about thirty feet above the level of the adjoining lands, at the foot
  of the Cairn-o'-Mount road. The walls are composed of chisel hewn, but mostly
  hammer-dressed stones, and no part is more than eight feet high — they are of
  great strength, being constructed on the same sloping principle as harbours and
  military fortifications. The ground plan is still traceable, and it appears, that,
  independent of the foundations of the strong gateway and tower (which project
  twenty or thirty feet from the main building, and a surrounding ditch and de-
  fensive outworks), the size of the Palace had been fully five hundred yards in
  circumference, with an inner court of about two hundred feet. It was inhabited
  on all sides except the west, which is composed merely of a wall, in which
  there is an entrance of great width leading to the court ; but the principal
  entrance was on the south. There was also a door on the north, about five feet
  broad, and two spacious apartments measuring about fourteen by fifty feet, and
  fourteen by thirty-five feet, are on each side of it. Two other apartments on the
  east are twenty-two by sixty, and twenty-two by fourteen feet in size. The front
  wall, though mostly composed of the watch-towers, embrace several variously sized
  apartments. The outer walls vary from eight to ten feet in thickness — the inner
  are about three, and some parts of the front so much as twelve feet.
  The time of the foundation of this Palace is unknown. Tradition asserts
  that it was in existence in the time of Kenneth III., and some writers call it the
  scene of his murder. It was certainly of note in William the Lion's time, and was

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