Robert King Carter's Correspondence and Diary

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   by Edmund Berkeley, Jr.

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June 27, 1705
Letter from William Robertson to Robert Carter and John Lightfoot, June 27, 1705

     William Robertson writes to Robert Carter and John Lightfoot, June 27, 1705, to convey the governor's order to attend a meeting of the Council on June 30th, 1705, as the governor has received news from the captain of an English warship.

Letter from William Robertson to Robert Carter and John Lightfoot

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Williamsburgh[, Virginia]
June the 27th 1705

     His Excellency haveing just now received advice from
Capt. Josiah Moon of Her Majestys Ship the Oxford that he
and another man of war arrived last night at
Kiquotan finds it necessary for Her Majestys Service
to have a meeting of the Councill here on
Saturday the 30th Instant at which he expects
Yor. Honors will not fail to give Yor. attendance
which by His Excellencys Command is all from

Yor. Honrs.
most obedient humble


Source copy consulted: State Archives, New York State Education Department, Albany. New York Colonial Administrative Records, Series #A1894, Vol. 51, 41a-c. This document was copied for Governor Francis Nicholson's private papers, and was carried by him to New York when he later became governor of that colony. The papers remained in New York, passing into the custody of the State Library which burned around the turn of the twentieth century, causing some damage to this series of records. These records have been transferred to the state archives, and there are several copies of this document in the series.

[1] John Lightfoot (d. 1707) of New Kent County had been born in England, and was appointed to the Council in 1692. Tinling. The Correspondence of the Three William Byrds. . . . p. 129.

This text revised July 1, 2008.