MS: Letter from Robert Burns to William Cruikshank, dated Mauchline, 3 March 1788

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MS: Letter from Robert Burns to William Cruikshank, dated Mauchline, 3 March 1788

-nesses in high places; but I am afraid lest you burn the
letter whenever you come to the passage, so I pass over
it in silence.
I am just returned from visiting Mr Miller's farm.
The friend, whom I told you I would take with me,
was highly pleased with the farm; and he is without
exception the most intelligent farmer in the
Country, he has staggered me a good deal. I
have the two plans of life before me, I shall balance
them to the best of my judgement; and fix on the
most eligible. I have written Mr Miller, and
shall wait on him when I come to town which
will be the beginning or middle of next week.
I would be in sooner, but my unlucky knee is
rather worse, and I fear for some time will scarcely
stand the fatigue of my Excise instructions.
I only mention these ideas to you; and indeed except Mr
Ainslie whom I intend writing to tomorrow, I will not
write at all to Edinr till I return to it. I would
I would send my Compl.mts to Mr Nicol, but he would be hurt
if he knew that I wrote to any body and not to him:

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