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191.: To JOHN SPOTTISWOODE - 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 JOHN SPOTTISWOODE
MS., Pierpont Morgan Libr., New York; Scott 275–6.
Kirkcaldy, 21 Jan. 1778
I do not know how to express my thankfulness to you for voluntarily undertaking to transact my business at the treasary. A man of honour who undertakes to execute a trust for another very often thinks that he cannot save his money too much. This may be for the honour of the trustee but it is not always for that of the truster. You rate the fees at 90 or 100 pounds. Everbody else tells me they amount to 150 or 160 pounds. May I beg that I may have no dispute with the Clerks of the treasury and that everything may be paid as liberally as it usually is by other people. I am with the highest sense of your kindness, Dear Sir
Your most obliged and most obedient Servant