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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 STRAHAN
Kirkcaldy, 13 Nov. 1776
The enclosed is the small addition which I propose to make to the account which our late invaluable friend left of his own life.1
I have received £300 of the copy money of the first edition of my book. But as I got a good number of copies to make presents of from Mr Cadell, I do not exactly know what balance may be due to me. I should therefore be glad he would send me the account. I shall write to him upon this subject.
With regard to the next edition,2 my present opinion is that it should be printed in four vol. octavo; and I would propose that it should be printed at your expense, and that we should divide the profits. Let me know if this is agreeable to you.
My mother begs to be remembered to Mrs Strahan and Miss Strahan,3 and thinks herself much obliged both to you and them for being so good as to remember her.
I ever am, dear sir, most affectionately yours,
I shall certainly be in town before the end of the Christmas holidays. I do not apprehend it can be necessary for me to come sooner. I have therefore written to Mr Home to bespeak my lodgings from Christmas.
[1 ]Letter 178, ostensibly addressed to Strahan on 9 Nov. 1776.
[2 ]WN ed. 2 appeared in 2 vols. early in 1778: see Letter 180 from Strahan, dated 26 Nov. 1776.
[3 ]Margaret Penelope Strahan (b. 1751) md. John Spottiswoode of Spottiswoode on 10 June 1779. She was known as Peggy.