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232.: To [WILLIAM STRAHAN] - 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 STRAHAN]
MS., Kress Libr., Harvard University; unpubl.
Canongate, Edinburgh, 20 Nov. 1783
My Dear Sir
I have been looking every post day for the arrival of the Accounts which our friend Sir Grey Cooper has been so good as to promise me;1 and which, in a letter I received from him a few weeks ago he was so good as to say he would deliver to you. May I beg the favour of you to call upon him a second time for the same purpose. I have written to him myself by this days post.
I have a thousand thanks to return to you for your proffered kindness which I shall certainly accept of if there is any necessary occasion. But as my own funds will before the sixth day of January produce what will be sufficient for my purpose, I intend to set out on that day. If I am disappointed I shall certainly apply to you, and I can assure you with great truth, that there is no man living from whom I would more willingly receive a favour of this kind. I have, however, a mortal aversion to all anticipations.
If my old friend, Mr Home,2 will receive me I shall be happy to take up my quarters with him, in whatever part of the town he may happen to be settled. But if that should be inconvenient I will beg the favour either of you or of him, to look out for a good lodging to me on a first floor somewhere in Suffolk Street, the price not to exceed two guineas a week. I beg to be remembered in the most respectful and affectionate manner to the whole family of the Homes and that you will believe me to with very great regard, My Dear Sir
Your most obliged and most affectionate humble Servant
Cadel, to whom I beg to be remembered, is anxious, on account of something which fell the other day from Mr Rose3 that we should set about the new edition immediately. I do not apprehend that a delay of six weeks can be of any consequence. If you think otherwise, however, be so good as to let me know and I shall endeavour to accomodate. I consider writing to you and writing to him as the same thing. I intend that this should be my last visit to London.
[1 ]Bounty accounts needed for additions to WN ed. 3; see Letter 227 addressed to Strahan, dated 22 May 1783, and Letter 228 addressed to Sir Grey Cooper, dated 2 June 1783.
[2 ]John Home the dramatist.
[3 ]William Rose