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Brice, David

A Mauchline man who became a shoemaker in Glasgow, but about whom little else is known. Burns twice wrote to Brice from Mossgiel, on 12th June and 17th July 1786. The first letter tells Brice about 'poor ill-advised, ungrateful Armour', and was obviously written in some emotional turmoil. The second letter is also about Jean — 'poor, foolish Armour', as he calls her. It tells Brice that Burns is now fixed to go to the West Indies in October', and relates that when doing his public penance for his fornication: 'Jean and her friends insisted much that she should stand along with me in the kirk, but the minister would not allow it, which bred a great trouble, I assure you, and I am blamed as the cause of it, tho' I am sure I am innocent'. The minister was, of course, Daddy Auld.
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