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 Burridge, July 28, 1727

     Robert Carter writes to London merchant John Burridge, July 28, 1727, to note that he has not been able to send tobacco because Will Read would not carry it, and reporting a bill of exchange.

Letter from Robert Carter to John Burridge, July 28, 1727

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John Burridge Esqr     Rappahannock, [Lancaster County, Virginia]     
July the 28th: 1727

Sir --

     I have had no Opportunity of Shiping Tobbo: to
your port only in Will: Read and he would not take a hogshead to anybody
but his owners The Occasion of this is to advise you of a bill of Exchange
I drew upon you to Charles Stagg for £16"-"-which I desire yor. paymt.
of at Time I am

Sir --
Yor: most humble Servt:

per Capt: Trice --


Source copy consulted: Robert Carter Letter Book, 1727 April 13-1728 July 23, Carter Family Papers, Virginia Historical Society, Richmond.

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.

[2] The 140 ton Welcome was owned by London merchant James Bradley to whom Carter would write about her on May 17, 1727 . John Trice (Frice) was her captain, 1723-1727. ( Adm 68/195, 154r, found in the microfilms of the Virginia Colonial Records Project, Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library, University of Virginia. )

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