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Clark, Samuel, Jun (1769 — 1814)

A solicitor in Dumfries and, according to his tombstone in St Michael's kirkyard, Conjunct Commissary Clerk and Clerk of the Peace for the County. He married Mary Wight in 1798, and had 14 children. He was a friend of Burns and it was in Clark's company that the poet gave the toast in January 1794 at the time of the French Revolution: 'May our success in our present war be equal to the justice of our cause', a toast which Burns later claimed ' the most outrageous frenzy of loyalty' could not object to. But a certain Captain Dods did take exception to the toast, and words were exchanged: 'such as generally... end up in a brace of pistols'. Burns was afraid that news of this affair might damage his reputation with the Excise Commissioners and wrote two frenzied updated letters to Clark, appealing for his support in seeing that the incident was not misrepresented to the Supervisor General, William Corbet, and that 'every gentleman who was present' should be assured of the poet's regrets.
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