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 Micajah Perry, June 29, 1727

     Robert Carter writes to London merchant Micajah Perry, June 29, 1727, to inform him of the wine order he is sending to Hayward Miles & Rider of Madeira and directing him to pay the bill for it when it arrives.

Letter from Robert Carter to Micajah Perry, June 29, 1727

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Mr. Micajh: Perry -- --      Rappahannock, [Lancaster County, Virginia]     
June the. 29th. 1727

Sir --

     This is only to advise you I have this day written to
Messieurs Hayward Miles and Rider Merchants at Madeira for two pipes of wine
and have directed them to draw their bills on you for payment which I de
sire you to answer and place to the Accot: of

Sir --
Yor: most humble Servt:

Per Ditto


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] The letter immediately above this one in the letter book was the order for wine directed to Haward Miles & Rider and it was sent by "Capt: Whiteside, Madera."

This text, originally posted in 2003, was revised March 15, 2013..