Excerpt from The Jacobite Lairds of Gask The materials for this book have been taken from the Gask charter-chest, and are the most interesting of the vast mass of papers there preserved. Few houses, I suspect, have been so careful of their records as the Oliphants. In this work, it is designed to touch very slightly upon their first start in Scotland, when, under the old Celtic Kings, they climbed SO high, and kept abreast of the Comyns and Stuarts for a hundred year's. Nor shall I dwell upon their more modest career under the Kings of Norman blood, by Which time the Oliphants had become a Scottish House of the second class. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.