Robert King Carter's Correspondence and Diary

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   by Edmund Berkeley, Jr.

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Letter from Robert Carter to Thomas Corbin, May 11, 1706

     Robert Carter writes to London merchant Thomas Corbin, May 11, 1706, referring to an earlier letter in which he had reported a bill of exchange on Corbin drawn against the account of the estate of Ralph Wormeley, and stating that he now encloses bills of lading for tobacco belonging to the estate that is being shipped on board the Mansfield and the Carter.

Letter from Robert Carter to Thomas Corbin , May 11, 170[6]

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[Rappahannock, Lancaster County, Virginia]
May: 11. 170[6]
Mr. Tho Corbin


     My last relating to the Estate of Esqr. [Wormeley was]
of a Draft I had made on you for Seven[ty-nine £ to Mr.]
Churchill Esqr. on Accot of Negroes bot f[or that estate]
I now inclose to you a Bill of Lading [for tobacco per]
the Mansfeild Capt. Jno. Burford belon[ging to the estate]
a Bill of Lading for 21 hogsheads of Tob [o sent]
in the Carter Capt [Thomas] Graves wch pray [you to send]
to a good Markett is all at present [from]

Yor hum[ble 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, 169.

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.

This text revised July 21, 2008.