Round box in box (possibly snuff box)
Overall: 3 in. ( 7.6 cm )
Disc-shaped wood box with printed red label glued inside lid; black paint residue inside base.
Gift of Joseph Anderson Sowdon
printed: inside lid: "I/once king of the/ princely domains of the famous/ House of Hamilton. I was stretch-/ed from wall to wall on Eppic M'Luc-/kie's Inn, at BOTHWELL BRIDGE. Next, /the renowned Burley planted the banners/ of the Covenants into my trunk, whilst the/ fearless Covenanters stood forth and boldly/ fought for the rights of man, in the face/ of danger, and in the range of death. I have seen many changes, and/ myself, too, changed. I/ now seek to grace the/ hand of an honest/Scotchman".
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