MS: Letter from Robert Burns to Jean Burns, 14 October 1788

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MS: Letter from Robert Burns to Jean Burns, 14 October 1788

Ellisland Tuesday 14th Oct. 1788

My dearest Love,
You need not come on Sunday to
meet me on the road, for I am engaged that day to dine
with M.r Logan a Laycht, so it will be in the even-
ing before I arrive at Mauchline. --
You must get ready for Nithsdale as fast as
possible, for I have an offer of a house in the very
neibourhood with some furniture in it, all which
I shall have the use of for nothing till my own
house be got ready; and I am determined to remove
you from Ayrshire immediately, as I am a suf-
ferer by not being on the ground my farm myself. -- We
will want a Maid servant, of consequence: if you can
hear of any to hire, ask after them. -- The apples
are all sold & gone. -- I am extremely happy at
the idea of your coming to Nithsdale, as it will

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