Gallant Daughter

Sir John Cochrane, who was engaged in Argyle's rebellion
against James II., was taken prisoner, after a desperate resistance, and

condemned to be executed. His daughter, having notice that the

death-warrant was expected from London, attired herself in men's clothes,

and twice attacked and robbed the mails between Belford and Berwick. The

execution was by this means delayed, till Sir John Cochrane's father, the

Earl of Dundonald, succeeded in making interest with the king for his


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