Robert Carter writes to London merchant Thomas Evans, February 23, 1721, asking him to take over management of his three young sons, Robert, Landon, and Charles, then in England for their education, from William Dawkins with whom he has quarrelled.
I have already answerd Yors. that Accompd.
the Shoos You sent me, The occasion of this is about my Children
under Mr. Dawkins's Care. he and I have had severe Quarrells
about them, he's of Such a Teste Waspish nature & so over
=grown with the Conceit of his greatness that I cannot bear it
In so much that I have orderd my Son to remove them
from him and to place them under Yor. care, not in the least
Doubting You'l be so farr from counting It a trouble
that You'l look upon It as a mark of my respects, the Masr.
they are with is a good man & Im told has Improvd them
considerably in their Learning I would by no means have
them taken from that School, he's a Discenter indeed
but I have orderd them to be brought up in the Church of England
way, And so I know they are, I have already Yor. opinion
about their being sent to the Manchester School but I am
quite off of that Design now and resolve to Struggle the
best I can with the charge they.l put me to in the keeping them
So neer London, You must be as good a husband for me as you
may with Decency. the rest I shall leave to Yor. prudence