Malcolm sees an apparition

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Posted by Davey Gunn on December 18, 2000 at 07:44:26:

December 18, 1758
Fort at Raestown
Colony of Pennsylvania

Brother Malcolm has been telling me of the dreams he has been having. The first one of this nature appeared to him the first night here at Bedford. He had a dream in which John MacKay led him on roads and trails that we have traveled since we arrived in this colony. Malcolm says it felt as if he was flying above the Regiment at times, watching as the lads marched and fought the battles at the forks of the Alleghany and at Loyalhanna. Malcolm saw all the friends and enemies of this last year, and MacKay told him he would be back to take him to other places.

Malcolm told me this morning that MacKay had come to him again last night, but he is not sure that it was in a dream. He feels it is more of an apparition, and it is the ghost of wee John that he is seeing. MacKay took him to a cabin that was decorated with pine bows and garland. There was a candle in the window, and deep snow covered the ground. There was the faint sound of a woman singing a Christmas hymn. Wee John and Malcolm drifted right through the wall and into the room, and inside found a dark haired lass at the hearth. On the bed laid Seamus, motionless, but breathing. MacKay walked across the room and touched Seamus, and at that instant Seamus sat upright. The lass turned from the fire, and seeing Seamus sitting, ran to him and embraced him. At that point MacKay led Malcolm back out of the cabin, and returned him to Bedford. All this happened without wee John uttering a sound.

Malcolm awoke at daylight as usual, and rushed to tell me the story. We donít know what it all means, but we hope the vision tells the truth. We can only hope that Seamus is well, we may not know for sure until spring.

Davey Gunn, pvt. 77th Regt.

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