Letter by Burns

This holograph manuscript fragment states Burns' opinions on current affairs.   Inscription, in Burns' hand: 'Providence appears on some Occassions to be an / Enemy to the Extension of Power beyond cer / tain Limits, and has prevented for many / years the Enlargement of many Countries / Turkey is a Case in point. Denmark is another / and the present attitude of the French Nation / among themselves will prevent them assuming an / agressive attitude to their neighbours / Rob Burns / Mr Williams / Irvine 16th May 1791'
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Robert Burns
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203mm x 137mm
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Dumfries & Galloway Council
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