A note on a writing master at the Royal High School, Edinburgh:

"MacLure was an eccentric person. He fought at the battle of Falkirk in 1746, but in what military capacity he served has not transpired. This, however, is known, that he was
captured by the rebels,
and that on being searched by them, there was discovered, to their great amusement, under his waistcoat, a large paper label, bearing these words : , " This is the body of John MacLure, writing master in Edinburgh ;
whoever finds the same is requested to give it decent Christian burial." For more than thirty years he
survived the engagement, of the results of which, in so far as he was personally concerned, he seems to have been
sensitively apprehensive."
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