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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 6 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:
BMT173.12F
Project:
618:The Burns Manuscripts at Alloway
What:
Letter of Robert Burns to Robert Graham dated Dumfries 5 January 1793
Subject:
This condition Burns sees as an opportunity to have his name put forward as a replacement arguing that it could be some time before he was likely to recover. Arguing that the district is hard physical work but requires only a modicum of experience.
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:
This condition Burns sees as an opportunity to have his name put forward as a replacement arguing that it could be some time before he was likely to recover. Arguing that the district is hard physical work but requires only a modicum of experience.
Description:
In page six Burns expresses the hope that he has successfully answered the charges laid against him to the extent that he has the confidence to press Graham for further support. He has observed that the Supervisor of a neighbouring district has been unwell.