Robert King Carter's Correspondence and Diary

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   by Edmund Berkeley, Jr.

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Letter from John Addams to Robert Carter, September 18, 1724

     John Addams writes to Robert Carter, September 18, 1724, to request that Carter send "up" a patent for "a small Track" of land for Roger Day surveyed by John Savage in the name of Addams who was acting for Roger Day, then seriously ill.

Letter from John Addams to Robert Carter, September 18, 1724

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September the 18 1724

Honourable Sr.

     This is to acquant
you that a small Track of Land entered
In John Adams name Juner Surrvayed by
Mr. Coppege Savage. Disiering your Honour
if you please to send up the pattern
in Roger Days Name it being Surrvayd
in my Name being Rorger Day at
that time was Dangeress ill and now
being recovered Desiring your Honour
if you please to send up the pattern in
His name and the tobacco will be ready
against the pattern Come up. no more
at present but I remain your humble Servent to Comand



Source copy consulted: Electrostatic copy of privately-owned orginal. The text is included here with the permission of its owner.

This is the recipient's copy, and bears the following on the reverse of the folded sheet: To | Honourable Robert | Carter Esquier | living in Lancerster | County -- These.

[1] No information has been located about John Addams as neither this name nor that of Roger Day appear in the indexes either of Nell M. Nugent. Cavaliers and Pioneers: Abstract of Virginia Land Patents and Grants. (Richmond: Virginia State Library, 1979) 3(1695-1732). or of Harrison. Landmarks. . . .

[2] John Savage was a surveyor, later (1734) to be employed by Lord Fairfax while attempting to establish the boundaries of the proprietary. He had been appointed surveyor for King George County the year after that county was formed in 1720, and was referred to then as "gentleman." He was surveyor of Stafford County when he particpated in the Fairfax survey. ( Genealogies of Virginia Families from Tyler's Quarterly Historical and Genealogical Magazine. [Genealogical Publishing Co, 1981] Vol. I [of 4]:473; Brown. Virginia Baron. . . . pp. 83, 86, 88, 92; and Harrison. Landmarks. . . . p. 619. )

This text, originally posted in 2002, was revised September 15, 2011, to strengthen the modern language version text.