Robert King Carter's Correspondence and Diary

   A Collection Transcribed
        and Digitized
   by Edmund Berkeley, Jr.

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October 1, 1703
Letter from Robert Carter to John Goodwin and Jonathan Mathews, October 1, 1703

     Robert Carter writes Lndon merchants John Goodwin and Jonathan Mathews that he has shipped 12 hogsheads of tobacco belonging to the estate of Ralph Wormeley, and that John Lomax, now the husband of Wormeley's daughter Elizabeth, has requested a portion of his wife's bequest from her father for which Carter has given him a bill of exchange drawn on Goodwin and Mathews.

Letter from Robert Carter to John Goodwin and Jonathan Mathews , October 1, 1703

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Rappa[hannock, Lancaster County, Virginia]

October 1, 1703

     My last Relating to Esqr. Wormeleys affairs went by Bloxham by whom
sent you 12 hogsheads of tobaccoe belonging to that Concern, Mrs. Eliza.
HusbandMr. John Lomax hath Called upon us for part of his
Wives portionAccording to the Will of her Father, I have given him
a Bill of Exchange upon you for 100£wch. Desire you to make paymt.
of at Time and Charge it to the Accot.of that Estate The Restneed
=full att present is Srs.

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, 158. Extract printed William and Mary Quarterly , 2nd ser., 17(1909), 257.

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.

[1] Bloxham is an unidentified ship's captain.

This text revised June 12, 2008.