Robert Carter writes to Weymouth merchant Edward Tucker, July 13,1720, concerning a bill of exchange, a shipment of 30 hogsheads oftobacco on board the Brimpton, Virginiaexpectations of a good marketfor tobacco with the Spanish and French markets now open, and smallernumbers of outport ships in the colony. He had expected to ship moretobacco by the Brimpton, but Captain Russelhad so much tobacco tocarry he was glad not to have to take more of Carter's which went toLondon. He adds that he has drawn a bill of exchange for £100to Edmund Jenings, complains mildly that he has not received currentaccounts from Tucker, doubles his order for wood flooring blocks, andrepeats an order for Southampton cyder. He concludes with orders forgood white wine and ale, having given up drinking red because of hisgout, and tells Tucker that Captain Russel will give him the Virginianews.
In my last I Accquainted You I did not know
but that I haddrawn a bill upon you payable to one
Thompson since wch. I'm advisd twas drawn upon another person
This Accompanies a bill of Lading for 30 hogsheads
of Tobo.on board the
Safe & to a good Markett, We have hopes theSpanish
and the French Trade being both open & consideringthe outport
Ships are a great Deal fewer this year than they was
last, Tobo. may Do tollerably well, I had
[Giles] Russel 20 hogsheads for the newShip buthe was so overwhelmd
wth. Tobo.he was glad to
for London,If You cannot find a way to keep pace wth.
I have lately Drawn on You for £100 payable
time, It would have bin very Sattisfactory to me
tohave received my Accot. Currt.from You, That I may
know upon wt. Ground I Stand, I shall go neer to make
some further use of You before This Summer's out
I will bewell If I Do not reckon my Self stronger in Yor.
books Thanreally I am, instead of 1,000 foot of Bd.
Paviour wch. I writ to You for beforeI now desire You
to Send me in two Thousand foot & also the
Since I have bin afflicted wth. the Gout I have
quite left off Drinking redwine, I Drank more of Yor. Margoos
yesterday wth. Russell than Ihave done this twelve mo. If
You could send me in a Gross or 18
as Captn. Russell knows I love uponreasonable termes & in
good largebottles twould be acceptable, & If hebrings
me in 20 doz. of right Good Ale It would not be amiss
Yor. beer in cask dos not stand Itwell wt.ever is the reason
Yor.Master hath so large a budget of
historian that I shall give my self no furtherTrouble but refer you wholly to him