Robert King Carter's Correspondence and Diary

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   by Edmund Berkeley, Jr.

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Letter from Robert Carter to William Dawkins, August 22, 1727

     Robert Carter writes to London merchant William Dawkins, August 22, 1727, on behalf of the executors of Hancock Lee to remind him of bills of exchange on the account of Lee's orphans, and enclosing a bill of lading (not present) for 9 hogsheads of tobacco from the same estate as well as an invoice for goods (not present).

Letter from Robert Carter to William Dawkins, August 22, 1727

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Mr. Wm: Dawkins    
Augt: 22d. 1727


     You have been already advised of the bills
drawn upon you on Acct: of the Orphans of Mr: Hancock
(Vizt 11£ to William Strother. 7:10:0 to Elizabeth Lee & [omission in text] to Robert Carter Esquire

     This Encloses a bill of loading for 9 hogsheads of Tobacco
the produce of the plantations of that Estate, herein
is an small Invoice for the Supply of the family which is
a [s] bare as we possibly can make it. your letter Sales
& Acct: Currt: we Received there is nothing further to
be added but our Respects We are Sir

Your very humble Servts.

Per the Carter


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. This letter was addressed to Dawkins by Carter and other executors of Hancock Lee.

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] Hancock Lee (1653-1709) was an intimate friend of Robert Carter who was named in Lee's will as "a good friend," and appointed one of the trustees of his children. (Lee. Lee Chronicle . . . pp. 33-35)

This text, originally posted in 2004, was reviewed November 18, 2013