Left: James Currie. Right: a portrait of Burns by Archibald Skirving, published in The Works of Robert Burns, by Blackie and Son, Glasgow, 1854.
Date : 05-09-1800
Correspondent : Cadell & DaviesCorrespondent Location : London
Recipient : James Currie Recipient Location : Liverpool
Subject : William Davies writes to Currie about the speedy sales of his edition.

Dear Sir
     You will be pleased to hear that we, now, have not half a Dozen Copies of Burns Left And, by the Order we have lately received from Scotland, some of which we were unable to execute, we imagine that there are very few, if any, remaining undisposed of in that Part of the Kingdom Whenever you can, with perfect Convenience, send us a Portion of each of the Volumes, upon which the Printer may be set to Work, we shall be very happy to receive them
     In a late Journey I had Occasion to make, I intended myself the Pleasure of making Liverpool in my Way, but was unable to accomplish it
     Mr Cadell joins me in best Respects, and I am ever, dear Sir,

Your faithful and obedient Servant

William Davies
Sept 5, 1800

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