Robert King Carter's Correspondence and Diary

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   by Edmund Berkeley, Jr.

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Letter from Robert Carter to Robert Burridge, 1720 July13

     Robert Carter sends, 1720 July13, copies of letters he had sentearlier by thePrince to London merchant Robert Burridgeconcerning 5 hogsheads oftobacco shipped by the Carter consigned to Burridge's partner, JosephPaice, and enclosing accounts of Burridge's affairs in his hands.

Letter from Robert Carter to RobertBurridge, July 13, 1720

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July 13th 1720.
Rappahannock, [Lancaster County, Virginia]
Mr. Robt Burridge

     This accompan [ies] Coppys [sic] of my Letter
& Accots by the Prince, James Wyatt Commander who
I hope is safe wth You long before now, I have now Shipt [sic]
upon Your Account 5 heavy hogsheads more thtnet 4255 with cask in The Carter to Mr.
Joseph Paise Yor Partner, If the masterwill let me
But freight has binSo plenty [sic] the master . has refused
Abundance of Tobacco That would not be Shipped to his owners
If he should refuse bills of Lading for Yors To Paise I
Shall Send them to Mr. Wm. Dawkins Mercht. of London --
I have herein Sent You a Stated Account of all Your Concerns
There remains Due to You upon The Tobacco account 456
& upon your money Account £5"4/.There is outstanding
of Your Tobacco between 1500 & 2000 all to This balla [nce] . I
have answerd out of my own Tobacco The balla of The
Money Account You must pay Your Self. I heartily Wish
You health & Prosperity & remain Sir

Your humble Servant


Source copy consulted: Robert CarterLetter Book, 1720 July-1721 July, BR 227, Huntington Library, ArtCollections, and Botanical Gardens, San Marino, California. Printed:Wright. Letters of Robert Carter. . .. pp. 14-15.

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; the countyand colony were added for clarity.

This text revised November 19,2008.