Robert King Carter's Correspondence and Diary

   A Collection Transcribed
        and Digitized
   by Edmund Berkeley, Jr.

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June 2, 1701
Letter from Robert Carter to Thomas Corbin , 1701 June 2

     Robert Carter writes London merchant Thomas Corbin concerning a tombstone for Ralph Wormeley and mourning rings for his executors.

Letter from Robert Carter to Thomas Corbin, [June 2, 1701]

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[Rappahannock, Lancaster County, Virginia]

[June 2, 1701]


     By the Will of Esqr. Wormeley Wee that are his overseers are D[ue]
outTwenty pounds in Rings to Remember him by, no person soe fitt [as your]
selfto buy them they Can't Cost Less than Twenty Shillings a piece [of]
Inscription will be necessary, he Died the Eleventh of March, his [age]
Fifty three Years, 'twere well a Tomb Stone were provided for [him]
inthat his Will being silent. I know not what to say. I take Leave

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, 143. This undated letter follows 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 return address, county, and colony have been added for clarity to this unheaded letter.

This text revised June 5, 2008.