Robert King Carter's Correspondence and Diary

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        and Digitized
   by Edmund Berkeley, Jr.

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Letter from Robert Carter to Hayward Miles & Rider, June 29, 1727

     Robert Carter writes to Hayward Miles & Rider, June 29, 1727, probably a firm in the island of Madeira, to order "two pipes of your best old wine" which he wishes to have protected with "three Iron hoops on Each head."

Letter from Robert Carter to Hayward Miles & Rider, June 29, 1727

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Messrs: Hayward Miles & Rider     Rappahannock, [Lancaster County, Virginia]     
June the. 29th: 1727.

Gent --

     The last wine I rec'd from you was by Capt.
in the Providence the wine I have had from time to time
from you Gentlemen hath hitherto proved very good I desire you will
please to Send me now two pipes of your best old wine pray let the Cask
have three Iron hoops on Each head. The Bearer Capt: Wm: Whiteside
in the Brigantine Lucy will taken it in for me please to draw yor.
Exchange for it on Mr. Micajh: Perry Mercht. of London who I will take
care Shall answer the Money to your Order

                                    Gent --
                                        Yor: most humble Servt:

Per Capt: Whiteside Medera


Source copy consulted: Robert Carter letter book, 1727 May-1728 July, Robert Carter Papers (acc. no. 3807), Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library, University of 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.

[1] William Whiteside commanded the Lucy in 1727; she was a brigantine, and apparently called at Madeira, as Carter ordered wine from merchants there by her. (See Carter to Heyward, Miles & Rider, June 29, 1727 ; and Huw V. Bowen, Margarette Lincoln, Nigel Rigby, eds. The Worlds of the East India Company. [reprint, Boydell & Brewer, 2002], 156. .)

This text, originally posted in 2003, was revised March 14, 2013, to strengthen the footnotes and modern language version text.