MS: Letter from Robert Burns to an unknown recipient, dated Edinburgh 1788.

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MS: Letter from Robert Burns to an unknown recipient, dated Edinburgh 1788.

want half a dozen pounds more, dare I ask you to ac-
commodate him? I shall not on this side eternity forget
a pecuniary offer you once made me, when it was dangerous
to accept it. -

So soon as I can walk, I return to Ayrshire; and I think
I shall walk in ten days or a fortnights fartherst. -
I beg you will take the trouble to present my most re-
spectful compliments to the Patron of my virgin
Muse M.r Aiken. - I was with an old worthy friend
of his, or rather he was with me, last night, M.r Ain-
slie at Dunse; and on my telling him that Andrew
Aiken was in Liverpool, he mentioned two gentlemen
there, John Lawson Esq.r of Garnatie; and Mr Clarke
and eminent merch.t who are Mr Ainslie's particular
friends; and if introducing Andrew to them would
do him any service, M.r Ainslie begs his old friend
MrAiken will let him know. Mr Ainslie's
son in my most intimate friend here, so the
channel is easy; or Mr Ainslie will be found

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