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 Nathaniel Gundry, July 28, 1727

     Robert Carter writes to Lyme Regis, Dorset, merchant Nathaniel Gundry, July 28, 1727, to report that he has received Gundry's account of tobacco sales for 1726, and to notify him of tobacco sent on board Will Read.

Letter from Robert Carter to Nathaniel Gundry, July 28, 1727

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Rappahannock, [Lancaster County, Virginia]

July 28th: 1727

Mr. Nathl: Gundry

Sir --

     Recd Yors: of the 19th: Novr. with your Accot: of Sales of my
8 hhds in 1726 and Sent you 12 more this year by Will Read a bill of
Lading you had from my Overseer I do not remember I have yet
writ about them I hope they are Safe with you long before now
and got to a good market as well as to a forward one I am

Yor: 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.

[1] Nathaniel Gundry was a merchant in Lyme Regis, Dorset, and mayor of that town several times. His son was a member of Parliament and later a judge. (Notes made by Francis L. Berkeley, Jr., from George Robert. History and Antiquities of the Borough of Lyme Regis & Charnmouth. [London, 1834]. pp. 97, 383-4. ; and Sedgwick. The History of Parliament . . . Commons. pp. 91-92. )

[2] The 140 ton Welcome was owned by London merchant James Bradley to whom Carter would write about her on 1727 May 17. 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. )