MS: Letter of Robert Burns to Patrick Miller, Dalswinton, dated Edinburgh, 28th September 1787.

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MS: Letter of Robert Burns to Patrick Miller, Dalswinton, dated Edinburgh, 28th September 1787.

Sir,
I have been on a tour through the Highlands and arrived
in town but the other day, so could wait on you at Dalswin-
-ton about the latter end of August as I had promised and inten-
-ded. - Independant of any views of future connections, what
I owe you for the Past as a Friend and Benefactor
when friends I had few and benefactors I had none, strongly
in my bosom prohibits the most distant instance of un-
grateful disrespect. - I am informed you do not come to
town for a month still, and within that time I shall cer
tainly wain on you, as by this time I suppose you will have
settled your scheme with respect to your farms. -

My journey through the Highlands was perfectly inspiring :
and I hope I have laid in a good stock of new poetical ideas
from it. I shall make no apology for sending you the inclosed:
it is a small but grateful tribute to the memory of our common
countryman.
I have the honor to be, with the most grateful sincerity,
Sir,
your oblidged humble serv.t
Rob.t Burns
Please tune over
Edin.r 28th Sept 1787.

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