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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 3 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:
BMT173.11C
Project:
618:The Burns Manuscripts at Alloway
What:
Letter of Robert Burns to Robert Graham dated Dumfries 31 December 1792
Subject:
It is however known that a draft of this letter had existed so Burns may have been leaning on his poetic licence somewhat, to infer that he 'knew not well' what he had written.
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:
It is however known that a draft of this letter had existed so Burns may have been leaning on his poetic licence somewhat, to infer that he 'knew not well' what he had written.
Description:
This last page concludes Burns's appeal for Graham's support and apologises for his 'confused scrawl' suggesting that he has not even checked the content before sending it off.