Robert King Carter's Correspondence and Diary

   A Collection Transcribed
        and Digitized
   by Edmund Berkeley, Jr.

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May 11, 1706
Letter from Robert Carter to Francis Lee, May 11, 1706

     Robert Carter writes to London merchant Francis Lee, May 11, 1706, that he is enclosing a bill of lading for 12 hogsheads of tobacco belonging to the estate of Ralph Wormeley on board the America, and another for tobacco on board the Carter.

Letter from Robert Carter to Francis Lee , May 11, 1706

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[Rappahannock, Lancaster County, Virginia]
May 11: 1706
Mr. Fra Lee.

     This covers a Bill of Lading for 12 [hogsheads of tobacco]
on board the America Captain Silvester belong [ing to the estate]
of Esquire Wormeley also a Bill of Lading for [21 hogsheads also the]
Estates Tobacco in the Carter Captain [Thomas] Graves being [all I]
have of that concern this year have not time
at present I think to be particular here [in]
the Interim Sir

Yor 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, 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.