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256.: To ANDREW 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 ANDREW STRAHAN
MS., University of Illinois Libr., Scott 296.
Edinburgh, 13 Feb. 1786
I must beg the favour of you to endeavour to employ Sharp1 for three or four weeks to come in the best way you can, till we have time to look about us. I see he does not spell well, which alone must make him a bad compositor. I have wrote him an encouraging letter, as his letter to me expressed great dejection of spirits. I have, however, (as you will see by the inclosed, which I beg you will read) taken notice of this defect. If in the meantime you could recommend him as clerk to any Warehouse keeper, an employment for which you think him qualified, I should be much obliged to you.
I beg you will employ one of your best compositors in printing the new edition of my book.2 I must, likewise beg that a compleat copy be sent to me before it is published, that I may revise and correct it. You may depend upon my not detaining you above a week. I should likewise be glad to know when I may draw for the money; I wish to conclude the transaction, least Mr Cadell should take another fit of the ague and make another request which may not be so well received as the former. I ever am
Dear Sir Most faithfully yours
[1 ]See Letter 256 from Buccleuch Sharp, dated 5 Feb.
[2 ]WN ed. 4 published 6 Nov. 1786; there are a few, trifling alterations of the ed. 3 text made (or permitted) by the author. Other changes appear to be misreadings or corrections of the printers.