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Letter of Robert Burns to Robert Graham c Dumfries 7 Jan. 1794

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Letter of Robert Burns to Robert Graham c Dumfries 7 Jan. 1794 (page 4 of 4)

Introduction:
Four page letter in which Burns makes some suggestions to Graham for restructuring and streamlining of the Dumfries Divisions in the interests of economy, and at the same time asking for his name not to be revealed if anything were to come of it. (letter no 610)
Image Rights Holder:
National Trust for Scotland
Ref:
BMT173.13D
Project:
618:The Burns Manuscripts at Alloway
What:
Letter of Robert Burns to Robert Graham c Dumfries 7 Jan. 1794
Subject:
After signing off, Burns has a pang of conscience and adds a postscript where he recommends to Graham's 'humanity and justice', the poor unfortunate colleague who falls by the wayside as a result of the scheme.
Who:
Robert Burns (1759-1796) (author)
Robert Graham, 12th Laird of Fintry (1749-1815) (friend and patron of Burns)
When:
7th January 1794 (when written)
Where:
The Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, South Ayrshire
Background:
After signing off, Burns has a pang of conscience and adds a postscript where he recommends to Graham's 'humanity and justice', the poor unfortunate colleague who falls by the wayside as a result of the scheme.
Description:
In this last page Burns first draws Graham's attention to a young beginner in the Excise who can provide him with more information in the subject, with whom one presumes Burns has shared his concerns regarding the efficiency of the Division.