Robert King Carter's Correspondence and Diary

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   by Edmund Berkeley, Jr.

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February 26, 1705
Letter from Robert Carter to Francis Lee, February 26, 1705

     Robert Carter writes to London merchant Francis Lee, February 26, 1705, reporting the arrival of accounts for the estate of the sons of Ralph Wormeley, and the safe arrival of the fleet of merchant vessels. He thanks Lee for the pleasing news of the Wormeleys, and for his good wishes which he returns.

Letter from Robert Carter to Francis Lee, February 26, 1705

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[Rappahannock, Lancaster County, Virginia]

Febry. the. 26th. 1704 5

Mr. Fras Lee


     Yours of the 15th of August and Coppy wth. the [ . . . Account]
and Disbursements of the Young Wor[meleys' Account]
Currtt. of the Ball: Due in their favour Came [ . . .]
wth. them Came the Good News of the Arrivall of Ou[r fleet]
also very Glad to hear of the Wellfare of My Coz[ns I thank]
you for yor. Good Wishes of mine I Return the Same with a good
deale of heartiness for you and yours being Really [ . . . ]

Yor. very humble Servt. [and Coun]
try Man


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, 162.

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

[1] Carter often referred to in their youth as his "Cozns." Ralph Wormeley (ca. 1681-1714), Ralph Wormeley's (d.1701) oldest son; and John Wormeley (1689-1727) because their parents were his brother-and sister-in-law. He was one of the boys' trustees under their father's will.

This text revised June 30, 2008.