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65.: To WILLIAM JOHNSTONE - Adam Smith, Glasgow Edition of the Works and Correspondence Vol. 6 Correspondence of Adam Smith 
Correspondence of Adam Smith, ed. E. C. Mossner and I. S. Ross, vol. VI of the Glasgow Edition of the Works and Correspondence of Adam Smith (Indianapolis: Liberty Fund, 1987).
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To WILLIAM JOHNSTONE
MS., Pierpont Morgan Libr., New York; unpubl.
Glasgow, Tuesday 9 Mar. 1762
This Letter will be delivered to you by Mr Trail1 who has been sent in from the College to consult your sage headpiece with regard to a point of Law along with Lockart.2 He has also directions to take a private advice from you with regard to a point which is not to be communicated to any other Person whatever. You will find him an excessive clever fellow, I therefor recommend him to you as an acquaintance as well as a client. Remember me respectfully to Mrs Johnstoune3 and believe me most faithfully yours
[1 ]Robert Trail (d. 1775), Professor of Divinity at Glasgow.
[2 ]Alexander Lockhart (1701–82); advocate 1772; Dean of Faculty 1764; Lord of Session, as Lord Covington, 1775; for many years he was the leader of the Scottish Bar, noted for his torrent of eloquence as a pleader.
[3 ]William Johnstone md. 10 Nov. 1760 Frances (d. 1782), dau. and heiress of Daniel Pulteney (1st cousin of William Pulteney, Earl of Bath).