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

Original Letter