Robert King Carter's Correspondence and Diary

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Letter from Robert Carter to Micajah Perry, August 26, 1723

     Robert Carter writes to London merchant Micajah Perry, August 26, 1723, to send him the accounts (not present) for the management of John Lloyd's Virginia estate from 1714 forward, noting that Richard Meek's accounts have already been sent, that he met with George Turberville about his period of management, and that he cannot account for John Tayloe's three years as Tayloe no longer has his papers.

Letter from Robert Carter to Micajah Perry, August 26, 1723

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Rappahannock, [Lancaster County, Virginia]

Augst. 26. 1723 --

Mr. Micajh Perry

     This complys wth. my Promise of sending You
Accots. of the LL Disbursemts. from the Yr. 1714 down to Mr. Meeks's
time, which is during the Management of Capt. Turbervile Mr.
Meek's has bin Already sent You, Collo. Tayloes three Yrs.
I cannot tell wt. to say to he hath none of his papers left &
I am not much better provided but If there be a necessity for
It, I will Endeavour to sett It in as good a light as I can --
hereafter, George Turbervile came to my house & spent two
or three days with me, the other is too Elevated a person to
Expect such a favour from I am --

Sir, Yor. most humble Serv[t.]


Source copy consulted: Robert Carter Letter Book, 1723 July 4-1724 June 11, Carter Family Papers, Virginia Historical Society, Richmond. There is a 19th-century copy of the letter in the Minor-Blackford Papers, James Monroe Law Office and Museum, Fredericksburg, Virginia.

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, especially to merchants abroad. The county and colony have been added for clarity to the heading on the draft.

[1] John Tayloe (1687-1747) of "Mt. Airy," Richmond County, who served as justice, burgess, colonel of militia, and as a member of the Council after 1732. (Ryland. Richmond County Virginia. . . . pp. 115-16. )

This text revised January 22, 2010.