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 King, August 11, 1727

     Robert Carter writes to Bristol mechant John King, August 11, 1727, as a post script to a letter no longer extant to send a copy of the letter (not present) with its list of goods that were to be sent by "Capt. Hall" who has arrived without them.

Letter from Robert Carter to John King, August 11, 1727

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Mr. John King    Added to his former Letter
                                                    Rappa[hannock, Lancaster County, Virginia]     
Augst: the 11th: 1727 --

Sir --

     In a Letter of yors: I rec'd Since the abbove you tell me
you would Send the goods I had writ for in Capt: Hall who is Arrived
into York river I have but hear of no Goods in him hope you will
take the first Opportunity to Send me in the above Goods I am

Sir, Yor: very humble Servt:

per Sweet


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. The letter to which this is a post script is not extant.

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] Carter wrote in his diary December 5, 1725, "Capt Hall in the rising Sun from Bristol brot me Goods from King."

This text, originally posted in 2003, was revised November 1, 2013..