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Royal Patent
Conferring Armorial Bearings to Colonel John Cameron of Fassiefern
May 25, 1815

Whereas taking into our royal consideration the able and highly-distinguished services of our trusty and well-beloved John Cameron, Esq., Colonel in our army, and Lieutenant-Colonel of our 92nd Highland Regiment of Foot, upon various occasions in Holland in the year 1799, in Egypt in the year 1801, and the recent glorious and ever-memorable campaigns in Portugal, Spain, and France, under our Field-Marshal, Arthur Duke of Wellington; and more especially the signal intrepidity and heroic bravery displayed by him in the action of Aroyo Moulino on the 28th October, 1811, in defence of the Pass of Maya on the 25th July, 1813, and more particularly in the brilliant action of the 13th December, 1813, near Bayonne, in crossing the Gava de Moulino at Arriverate, on the 17th day of February, 1814, and compelling a very superior force of the enemy to abandon the town of Aire on the 2nd March, 1814; and being desirous of conferring upon the said Colonel John Cameron such a mark of our royal favour as may, in an especial manner, evince the sense we entertain of his distinguished merits, we have thought it fit to grant unto him our royal licence and permission for his wearing certain honourable armorial distinctions allusive thereto, whereby his faithful and zealous exertions in our service may be transmitted to posterity; know ye, that we, of our princely grace and especial favour, having given and granted, and by these presents do give and grant, unto the said Colonel John Cameron, our royal licence and authority that he, and his descendants, may as a lasting memorial of our royal approbation of his highly-distinguished services, bear the crest of honourable augmentation following; that is to say, on a wreath, a demi-Highlander of the 92nd Regiment armed and accoutred, and up to the middle in water, grasping in his dexter hand a broadsword, and in his sinister a banner inscribed 92nd, within a wreath of laurel, and in an escrol above, 'Arriverate,' in allusion to the signal intrepidity displayed by him at the passage of the river Gava de Moulino, on the aforesaid 17th day of February, 1814," etc., etc