Robert King Carter's Correspondence and Diary

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   by Edmund Berkeley, Jr.

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January 11,1705
Letter from Robert Carter to John Goodwin, January 11, 1706

     Robert Carter writes to London merchant John Goodwin, January 11, 1706, that the trustees of the late Ralph Wormeley have drawn a bill of exchange on Goodwin for the purchase of slaves for the use of the estate.

Letter from Robert Carter to John Goodwin , January 11, 1706

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[Rappahannock, Lancaster County, Virginia]
Jan: 11th: 1705 [06]
John Goodwin


     I have already answered yors to me per the Nynion This only to
advise you of a Draft we have lately made on you on accot of the
Orphans of Esqr Wormely for 79£ to Bror. Churchil being for Negroes
bot for their use I know the Bills will not be Sent away till next fleet
yet think it proper to be early in advice

I am
Yor humble Servt.


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, 168.

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] This ship probably is a 75-ton, English-built ship named the Nynion & Benjamin commanded by Nenyon Masters. (Naval officer's return for Rappahannock River, 1705 June 24-Sept. 29, CO5/1441, ff. 458. )

This text revised July 21, 2008.