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 Armed with 270 muskets and 160 pikes in 1639. Armed with 270 muskets and 160 pikes in 1639.
  
-An English cavalryman, John Aston, described Leslie'​s ensign at Duns Law in 1639, this probably represents the Colonel'​s colour of the regiment, which usually had a white field((//​Six North Country Diaries// by John Crawford Hodgson. The Publications of the Surtees Society Vol. CXVII, Durham, 1910. available online via [[https://​archive.org/​details/​sixnorthcountryd00hodgrich|Archive.org]])):​ The Generall Lessley'​s ensigne had for his device a bible, crossed through with two scepters, and a crowne set upon it, with this word, //Tuemur legibus et armis jure divino et civili//​. ​Other companies ​of the regiment likely carried ​the white saltire on blue with the motto //​Covenant ​for Religion, Crowne and Country//+An English cavalryman, John Aston, described Leslie'​s ensign at Duns Law in 1639, this probably represents the Colonel'​s colour of the regiment, which usually had a white field((//​Six North Country Diaries// by John Crawford Hodgson. The Publications of the Surtees Society Vol. CXVII, Durham, 1910. available online via [[https://​archive.org/​details/​sixnorthcountryd00hodgrich|Archive.org]])). Other companies of the regiment likely carried the white saltire on blue with the motto //Covenant for Religion, Crowne and Country// 
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 +"The Generall Lessley'​s ensigne had for his device a bible, crossed through with two scepters, and a crowne set upon it, with this word, //Tuemur legibus et armis jure divino et civili//" 
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 +Aston also described the arms of the Scots foot in general:  
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 +"for of their 12,000 souldiours theire was not one that had any defensive armes, not soe much as a head peice, and as for their offensive weapons, their musquetts were many of them burding peeces, and their pykes but halfe ones, and very many young boyes amongst 
 +them to mannage them." and "the generall caused every musquetier, instead of a rest, to carry a short staffe shod with iron at both ends to stick sloaping into the ground ​for pallisadoes against our horse".
  
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