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Letter from Robert Burns to Alexander Fergusson of Craigdarroch

Period:
18th Century
Description:

Fergusson was a friend of Robert Burns and the victor of the drinking match immortalised in his poem "The Whistle". He was also a Justice of the Peace. In this letter Burns requests Fergusson's assistance for "poor Robie Gordon", a man he is about to prosecute in the course of his official duties.

 

This is a piece of red-hot poetic indignation roused on behalf of one of the unfortunate for whom Burns was always ready to do battle, however backward he was to plead his own case.

Materials/Media:
paper
Source:
Robert Burns House, Dumfries
Accession number:
DUMFM:0198.345
Digital Number:
BHBN012n
Creation Date:
October 1789
Copyright:
Dumfries & Galloway Council