Andrew Fletcher

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Andrew Fletcher of Saltoun (1653 - September 1716) was a Scottish writer, politician and patriot. He was a Commissioner of the old Parliament of Scotland and opposed the 1707 Act of Union between Scotland and England.


  • I knew a very wise man that believed that if a man were permitted to make all the ballads, he need not care who should make the laws of a nation.
    • Political Works: Letter to the Marquis of Montrose, and Others (1703).

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