The following is a transcription of a letter from John Stein giving references for some of his workers who must have lost their jobs when he was sequestrated:

                          Alexander Watt                William Sinclair
                          Henry McNab                   William Angus
                          Rob McNab                      John Murray
                          John Galloway                 Rob Thomson
                          David Morrison                John Angus
                          Thos Jameson                John McFarlane
                                                John Drysdale
                                                William King
                                                John Drummond
                                                James Taylor


                                                             Kennetpans 30 June 1788
                The above 14 men are sent you by desire of Mr Taylor, writer to the Signet who has promised at best one shilling a day and have held the tools. You have from them quiet decent men and in general are able for any sort of work. They have been found old & good servants here.
                                   Your most obd. Ser
                                                 For John Stein
                                                 James Baird

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