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Suspected lawbreakers were required to take this oath:

I swear as I shall answer to God at the great day of judgment, I have not and I shall not have in my possession any gun, sword or arms whatsoever, and never use tartan , plaid, or any part of the Highland garb, and if I do so may I be accursed in my undertakings, family, and property, may I never see my wife, nor children, nor father, mother, or relations, may I be killed in battle as a fugitive coward, and lie without Christian burial in a foreign land, far from the graves of my forefathers and kindred; may all this come upon me if I break this oath. (7)

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