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Letter of Robert Burns to Robert Graham dated Dumfries 5 January 1793

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Letter of Robert Burns to Robert Graham dated Dumfries 5 January 1793 (page 1 of 7)

Introduction:
Seven page letter which Burns writes to Graham in defence of the disloyalty charges which had been brought against him. He gives a detailed response to refute each charge and feels he has accounted well enough for himself to ask Graham to support his next scheme for advancement. (letter No 530)
Image Rights Holder:
National Trust for Scotland
Ref:
BMT173.12A
Project:
618:The Burns Manuscripts at Alloway
What:
Letter of Robert Burns to Robert Graham dated Dumfries 5 January 1793
Subject:
He denies all knowledge of the first charge which claimed he was the head of a dissafected party in Dumfries. Speculationg that if there was such an outfit it must be so obscure as to preclude the chance of him knowing them or they he.
Who:
Robert Burns (1759-1796) (author)
Robert Graham, 12th Laird of Fintry (1749-1815) (friend and patron of Burns)
When:
5th January 1793 (when written)
Where:
The Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, South Ayrshire
Background:
He denies all knowledge of the first charge which claimed he was the head of a dissafected party in Dumfries. Speculationg that if there was such an outfit it must be so obscure as to preclude the chance of him knowing them or they he.
Description:
Graham has replied almost by return to Burns's letter of 31st December giving him the detail of the disloyalty charges and in this first page of Burns's reply he expresses relief beyond words for Graham's goodness.