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 King, September 30, 1723

     Robert Carter writes to Bristol merchant John King, September 30, 1723, to add an order for 6 dozen large men's cloth hose to his previous orders.

Letter from Robert Carter to John King, September 30, 1723

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Rappa[hannock, Lancaster County, Virginia]

Septr. the 30th: 1723 --

Mr Jno: King -- --

     I have already advised you of a Bill I drew
on you to Major Smith of £7:0s:0d and I have writ
to you for some particular Goods to which I would desire you
to add Six dozen of Mens Cloath Hose pray let them
be large


Source copy consulted: Robert Carter letter book, 1723 June 16-1724 April 23, Robert Carter Papers (acc. no. 3807), Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library, University of Virginia. There is a nineteenth-century transcript of this 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.

This text revised April 22, 2010.