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Petition in support of James McConchie, Schoolmaster, 1792, detail of Robert Burns' signature

Introduction:
This letter of petition, dated 13 April 1792 is from James McConchie, a schoolmaster, to the Magistrates of Dumfries. It has been signed by several parents of children in his care, including Robert Burns.
Image Rights Holder:
Dumfries & Galloway Museums Service
Ref:
DUMFM:0198.25
Project:
39:Robert Burns in Dumfries and Galloway
Material:
Paper
Dimensions:
373 mm x 210 mm
What:
Document, letter, with signature of Robert Burns
Who:
Robert Burns (1759 - 1796) (signed by)
James McConchie (Schoolmaster) (refers to (his position as schoolmaster))
Magistrates of Dumfries (written to)
When:
13 April 1792
Where:
Robert Burns Centre, Dumfries & Galloway
Description:
When Robert Burns settled in Dumfries in 1790, the burgess ticket presented to him four years earlier by the Town Council allowed him to claim reduced fees for his children's education in the town's academy.