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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 5 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:
BMT173.12E
Project:
618:The Burns Manuscripts at Alloway
What:
Letter of Robert Burns to Robert Graham dated Dumfries 5 January 1793
Subject:
He concludes the page noting his intention to enclose his lusty 'tippling ballad', and then winds up his case and challenges that his conduct needs investigation. He admits however that he may have been misled by unguarded Passion but has never been devious.
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 concludes the page noting his intention to enclose his lusty 'tippling ballad', and then winds up his case and challenges that his conduct needs investigation. He admits however that he may have been misled by unguarded Passion but has never been devious.
Description:
In page five Burns addresses the charge that he was a supporter of the French Revolution and thus exposed republican simpathises. He admits to being enthusiastic in the beginning but now as a result of her lust for conquest he has altered his sentiments.