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Meggy MacIntosh: A Highland Girl in the Carolina Colony

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Meggy MacIntosh had a gentle manner and an adventurous spirit inherited from her father who had fought for Bonnie Prince Charlie. But there was no adventure in Edinburgh where Meggy was the neglected ward of her titled uncle, so she ran away to North Carolina to find her heroine, the celebrated Flora MacDonald. Meggy reached the Carolinas in March 1775 where she finally me ...more
Hardcover, 274 pages
Published October 28th 1944 by Viking Press (first published 1930)
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EDINBURGH, January 5, 1775. It is Melancholy,” wrote Meggy MacIntosh, “to be fifteen and poor and homely in close proximity to a cousin who is eighteen and rich and beautiful.”

Meggy has been living with the Keiths, Sir Douglas and Lady Keith and their daughter Veronica, in Edinburgh since the death of her father.

Her father, “Black Allan” MacIntosh, had given the best of his life and fortune to the cause of Prince Charlie, back in ’46. Ill health, political disgrace, and poverty ha
Scott Williams
This was really a highland girl in a colony with strong Scottish ties. There wasn't much about colony life. More about Meggy and her adventures getting from her home in Scotland on a sea trip then trying to find a Scottish women in the back country. At the end Meggy after being torn between the old country and her new home decides she's a patriot.
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