Berrywell 24th May 1787
Any more letters for me that may come to your care, send them to Dumfries, directed to be detained until called for. I mean this direction only for one week; afterwards direct to me at Mossgiel near Mauchline. Today I set out for a ride thro’ Northumberlandshire. I beg you or Mr Creech will acquaint me, whenever he returns.
I am, Dear Sir, yours,
P.S. I received a bill from Mr Pattison which he has wrote to you about. My letter granting receipt has miscarried, but I have wrote him again today