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

so I shall only beg my best, kindest Compliments to
my worthy Hostess and the sweet little Rosebud. -
So soon as I am settled in the routine of life, either as an
Excise Officer or as a farmer, I propose myself great plea-
sure from a regular correspondence with the only Man
almost I ever saw who joined the most attentive prudence
with the warmest generosity.
I am much interested for that best of
men, Mr Wood; I hope he is in bet
ter health and spirits than when I saw
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I am ever, My dearest friend,
your oblidged humble servt
Rob.t Burns
Mauchline
3d March
1788

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