Mauchline, 19th July 1787
I have just got a letter from Scot the Bookbinder, where he tells me he needs a little money at present. I have written to him to call on you; & I beg you will pay him his account or give him part payment as you see proper.
When Mr Creech returns, I beg you will me know by first convenient Post.
I am, Dear Sir, your very humble servant