Robert King Carter's Correspondence and Diary

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   by Edmund Berkeley, Jr.

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May 22, 1701
Letter from Robert Carter to Thomas Corbin, May 22, 1701

     Robert Carter writes London merchant Thomas Corbin, May 22, 1701, that he assumes Corbin knows that he is one of the exectors of Ralph Wormeley, and that he is shipping 10 hogsheads of tobacco "belonging to that estate" which he hopes will find a good market.

Letter from Robert Carter to Thomas Corbin, May 22, 1701

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[Rappahannock, Lancaster County, Virginia]

[May 22, 1701]

Mr. Thomas Corbin

     Suppose from your Brother you will have the News long [since]
Comes to you of Esqr. Wormeleys Death, and whom he hath [named]
Executrs. this Serves only for Cover to a Bill of Lading for Ten [hogsheads]
of Tobaccoe belonging to that Estate, Consign'd you in the [London]
Armes Capt. [John] Gallon Master. which wish God send safe and to [good?]
Markett. shall not Add further but am

Your humble Servant


Source copy consulted: Christ Church Parish, Lancaster County,Processioners' Returns, 1711-1783, and Wormeley Estate Papers, 1701-1710, 1716, Acc. 30126, Archives Research Services, Library of Virginia, Richmond, p. 141. This undated letter immediately precedes one of this date in the letter book.

Robert Carter generally used a return address of "Rappahannock" for the river on which he lived rather than "Corotoman," the name of his home, on his correspondence to merchants abroad. The county and colony have been added for clarity.

[1] In 1700, the London Armes had twenty men and carried six guns; she had been built in Bristol in 1689, and was of 240 tons. Her owners were Richard Marsh and Edward Haistwell of London. (Middleton. "The Chesapeake Convoy System, 1662-1763." . . . ; and "Naval officer's return for Rappahannock River, 1700 June 24-December 15." CO5/1441, ff. 152. . . . )

This text revised March 25, 2009.