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282.: To [WILLIAM ROBERTSON] - 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 ROBERTSON]
MS., NYPL Miscellaneous; Scott 305.
Edinburgh, 11 Oct. 1788
Reverend and Dear Sir
This letter is to introduce and to recommend to your attention three Spanish Gentlemen.
They are men of letters and are travelling for their instruction and improvement. Dr Temes is Rector of the University of Valladolid. They all speak french intelligibly. The Collonel even begins to make himself be understood in English. They are well informed men and their conversation will not be disagreable to you. You are, I imagine, by far the best modern linguist among us,1 and I, therefore, have taken the liberty to give you this trouble; which I hope, you will excuse. I ever am
Reverend and Dear Sir Most faithfully and affectionately yours
[1 ]Possibly the researches Robertson carried out on original European sources for his History of Charles V (1769) and History of America (1777)—which involved study of Spanish documents—also his status as a clergyman and member of the Edinburgh literati, qualify him for consideration as the recipient of this letter.