Robert King Carter's Correspondence and Diary

   A Collection Transcribed
        and Digitized
   by Edmund Berkeley, Jr.

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Letter from Robert Carter to John Pemberton, July 27,1720

     Robert Carter writes to Liverpool merchant John Pemberton, July27, 1720, to advise that he has drawn on Pemberton for £100because of his purchase of a number of slaves.

Letter from Robert Carter to JohnPemberton, July 27, 1720

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Rappahannock, [Lancaster County, Virginia]
July 27th. 1720
Mr John Pemberton


     I have lately been Concernd in the Purchase
of a considerable parcel of Negros One hun
dred Pounds ofthis money I have adventured
to draw on You for requesting Youwill answr.
It at time upon the Accot of

Yor humble Servt:


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. . .. p 40.

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, especiallyto merchants abroad. The county and colony have been added forclarity. This draft is entirely in the hand of Robert Carter as theuse of italics indicates.

This text revised January 22, 2009.