Porteous riots in Edinburgh, 1736
The 23rd was in Edinburgh when, on 15 April, Captain Porteous, commander of the City Guard, ordered his men to fire on a mob, killing or wounding 17 persons. He was found guilty of murder but reprieved by the Queen. On 7 September a mob seized Porteous from prison and hanged him. The city magistrates called for assistance from the 23rd, which was deployed throughout the city.