Robert King Carter's Correspondence and Diary

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   by Edmund Berkeley, Jr.

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June 15, 1702
Letter from Robert Carter to Arthur Bailey, June 15, 1702

     Robert Carter writes to London merchant Arthur Bailey, June 15, 1702, that he is shipping 17 hogsheads of tobacco belonging to the estate of Ralph Wormeley to be credited to the accounts of Wormeley's sons, Carter being one of the estate's executors.

Letter from Robert Carter to Arthur Bailey , June 15, 1702

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Rappa[hannock, Lancaster County, Virginia]

June the 15th. 1702 Per Graves

Arthur Bailey --

     I herewith Cover a Bill of Lading for Seventeen hogsheads Tobacco on Board the America
belonging to the Estate of Esquire Wormeley deceased Consign'd
to you for Dispose, your accounts must Run in the Name of
the Infant Executors of the said Esquire . Wormeley, I am one of his
Executors during their Minority I hope you'll take all the Care
you Can in the dispose of this tobacco it will be a Leading
argumt. to Intrust more of this Concern to you hereafter, I hope
the Tobacco will Rise well, and give you the Advantage of a good
sale. I am Sir

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. 150.

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, especially to merchants abroad. The county and colony have been added for clarity.

This text revised June 5, 2008.