Robert King Carter's Correspondence and Diary

   A Collection Transcribed
        and Digitized
   by Edmund Berkeley, Jr.

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July 6, 1705
Letter from Robert Carter to Jonathan Mathews and John Goodwin, July 6, 1705

     Robert Carter writes to London merchants Jonathan Mathews and John Goodwin, July 6, 1705, reporting that Gawin Corbin and he have drawn a small bill of exchange on them on behalf of the estate of Ralph Wormeley, and that there has been no opportunity to send estate tobacco to them this year, but when there is, they will receive a part of the business.

Letter from Robert Carter to Jonathan Mathews and [John Goodwin] , July 6, 1705

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Rappahannock, [Lancaster County, Virginia]
[Mr. Jonathan] Mathews [and . . . ]

July 6th. 1705


     My Last relating to Esqr. Wormely's concern went per the Eagle
Galley & advised you of a Small bill I had drawn on you for
£2"4" -- on tht account Since Collo. [Gawin] Corbin & my Self have drawn
on you for £48"-"-payable to Wm. Churchill wch. was on acct.
of Negroes for the use of the Children therefore pray answer
the bills & charge the Estate wth thm. accordingly there has
been no Opportunity of freight this Year only the Corbin in
wch. a little of the Estate's Tobo. was sent to mr. [Thomas] Corbin when there
is you may expect a part of it I shall add no more but
tht I am 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, 164.

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.
RC usually wrote to Jonathan Mathews and John Goodwin jointly, and apparently meant this letter for them both as he used the plural salutation although the left margin of the letterbook is damaged and only Mathews' name can be read.

This text revised July 8, 2008.