Letter of James Hogg to John Murray, 24 March 1821

Hogg's marriage in 1820 to the daughter of a prosperous Dumfriesshire farmer helped to improve his financial situation and he was able to take out a long lease out on Mount Benger farm near Selkirk in the Scottish Borders. However, he still struggled to finance the stocking of the farm so he turned to chasing his publishers for money.