Just the Outlander chapter
The chapter starts with Jamie writing a letter to the 10 Loyalists involved in the battle that night. He makes it clear that they are to leave. They forfeit their homes, but they can take their belongings. However, if there is damage to the buildings, he will take their belongings.
He concludes that he will shoot any of them on sight if they return. This is important. Jamie notes that there are Loyalists who weren’t involved in the fight. They will get to remain, but they need to see that Jamie isn’t weak or they may start another uprising against him.
This isn’t something that Claire or Jamie wanted to do. They have to, though. This is war.
Lt. Esterhazy interrupts them. He would like to find his possibly fallen friend. It’s at this point that Claire realizes that this man is Jamie’s prisoner. Jamie is worried that Esterhazy will go out to speak to other Loyalists or even head out to see Ferguson for re-enforcements. Claire is sure that he just wants to find his friend, but they can’t be certain. The only way Esterhazy can go is if Claire goes with him.
This surprises me. I would have thought Jamie would have wanted a man to go with Esterhazy. As loyal as Claire is to him, she is still a woman. Esterhazy could easily overpower her if he wanted to. I guess it also shows some of the trust that Jamie has in Esterhazy as a person.