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Letter of Robert Burns to Robert Graham dated Dumfries 31 December 1792

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Letter of Robert Burns to Robert Graham dated Dumfries 31 December 1792 (page 1 of 3)

Introduction:
A three page letter in which Burns reveals to Robert Graham his patron that he has been suspected of being disloyal to the government for whom he works and is to be investigated. He appeals to Graham's humanity and pleads for his assistance in refuting the charges. (letter no 528)
Image Rights Holder:
National Trust for Scotland
Ref:
BMT173.11A
Project:
618:The Burns Manuscripts at Alloway
What:
Letter of Robert Burns to Robert Graham dated Dumfries 31 December 1792
Subject:
Then he moves on to deny the allegations claiming that they have been falsely uttered out of envy and that he will be proved innocent by telling the truth at all costs.
Who:
Robert Burns (1759-1796) (author)
Robert Graham, 12th Laird of Fintry (1749-1815) (friend and patron of Burns)
When:
31st December 1792 (when written)
Where:
The Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, South Ayrshire
Background:
Then he moves on to deny the allegations claiming that they have been falsely uttered out of envy and that he will be proved innocent by telling the truth at all costs.
Description:
The first page Burns devotes to announcing the Excise order that he is to be investigated for disloyal political conduct and pouring out his fears for the consequence of loosing his job. He explains his concern for his family and loss of respect which could be entailed.