Robert King Carter's Correspondence and Diary

   A Collection Transcribed
        and Digitized
   by Edmund Berkeley, Jr.

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November 4, 1717
Letter from James Green to Robert Carter, 1717 November4

     James Green writes to Robert Carter, November 4, 1717, to enclosea plat (not present) of Robert Carter's "Chappawomsick Land."

James Green to Robert Carter,November 4, 1717

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November the4th 1717 --

May it please your Honour

     this Comes for Cover to the Enclosed And
to beg pardon formy long detainure thereof; I havenothing
I can offer for my Justification but what Looks Sotrivial tha[t]
I am forced to ConfessmySelf Guilty; so hopes you will forgive
this Crime to one whoshall be very proud to Obey yourCommands
when Ever your Honor willOvermore Confer them upon

May it please your Honr.
Your Honor's
most HumbleServant

James Green


Source copy consulted: Carter Papers(Mss 1C2468a7), Virginia Historical Society, Richmond. This is therecipient's copy. The address leaf bears the following: "To theHonourable | Robt. Carter Esqr. | These." RC has docketed the addressleaf: "the Platt of my Chappawomsick Land | received Jany 18th. 1717"; and a clerk also wrote a docket: "James Green. Nov. 4. 1717 |Inclosing the Plat of Chappawomsick | Land." Chappawomsick Creekdrains into the PotomacRiver from the west, and was, in 1731, to become one of thedividing creeks between Stafford County and the new county of PrinceWilliam.

[1] James Green has not been identified.

This text revised September 30,2008.