Robert King Carter's Correspondence and Diary

   A Collection Transcribed
        and Digitized
   by Edmund Berkeley, Jr.

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August 17, 1709
Letter from Alexander Swan to Robert Carter, 1709 August17

     Letter from Alexander Swan to his brother-in-law Robert Carter,August 17, 1709, reporting that "my fitts has left mee," but his wifeis not well; they would welcome a visit from "Nanny." He adds thatthey have heard guns, assume a ship has arrived, and would Carter letthem know. In a postscript, he adds that he was sorry not to have hadthe expected visit from Carter the previous Sunday.

Letter from Alexander Swan to RobertCarter, August 17, 1709

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[Lancaster County,Virginia]
Augst. the17. 1709

Sr. --

     This Comes wth. Hearty prayrs. foryrs. & famillys healths,as
alsoe to give yo. an accot. tht. my Fitts has left mee, & hope
I am in a faire way ofrecovery, my poore wife remaines
not well, but wee ar[e . . .] Sisteris on recovery wth.
the hi [ . . . ] n, wee shou[ld bever] y Glad to See poor Nanny
here, in hopes the Change of ayr may doe [sic] her Good,

     yesterday wee heard Gunns & believethere is a Shipp
come Inn please to Signify the meaning of them & dis
patch yr. Boy to Sr.

Yr most affectionate Brothr.
A. Swan

yo. did not wellto Baulk my Expectation
on Sunday Last -- --


Source copy consulted: CarterPapers, Mss 1C2468a8, Virginia Historical Society, Richmond. This isthe recipient's copy, and has a large hole in its center that hasremoved most of the address on the integral address leaf. Whatremains reads, "The Hon[orable Robert Carter] | per Boy Joe These ."

This text revised September 25,2008.