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Letter of Robert Burns to Captain Richard Brown, dated Mauchline, 7th March 1788 - side 3

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Letter of Robert Burns to Captain Richard Brown, dated Mauchline, 7th March 1788 - side 3

Introduction:
Letter written at Mossgeil farm, Mauchline. Burns writes to his 'Dear friend', having been in England. (Letter 220)
Image Rights Holder:
National Trust for Scotland
Ref:
BMT143C
Project:
618:The Burns Manuscripts at Alloway
What:
Letter of Robert Burns to Captain Richard Brown, dated Mauchline, 7th March 1788 - side 3
Subject:
Letter written in answer to a letter of 28 February.
Who:
Richard Brown (1753-1833) (friend of Robert Burns)
Robert Burns (author)
Jean Armour (1767-1834) (friend of Robert Burns)
When:
7 March 1788 (date of composition)
Where:
The Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, South Ayrshire
Background:
Letter written in answer to a letter of 28 February.
Description:
This page reads from 'next, which ...' to 'Robt Burns'. Burns is bringing this letter to a close. He tells Brown that he has received 'a letter from my Edin correspondent' and, consequently is 'very angry with him'. This is because Burns 'Edin correspondent' failed to forward a copy of the Directory to Brown - hence the Poet's discontent. Burns offers Brown his regards; 'Prosperity and safe return attend you!'