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 Major John Holloway, January 9, 1728

     Robert Carter writes to his attorney, Major John Holloway, January 9, 1728, to send him a copy of Edmund Jenings's bond for a debt Holloway is attempting to collect.

Letter from Robert Carter to Major John Holloway, January 9, 1728

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[Corotoman, Lancaster County, Virginia]     
January the 9th. 1727/8

Major John Holloway

Sir --

     It is high time for you to have a Copy of Colonel
bond I now Send it Enclosed how to raise the Interest I do not
well know I believe I shall hardly be paid the money until the 25th of April
next and then it will be 9 Years Since the Date which at Simple
Interest makes the Debt Three hundred Eighty five pounds at
Compound Interest four hundred Twenty two pounds Seven
Shillings and three pence half penny you know it is my desire to
have nothing but money. Good Negroes are the next Specie to it
you have been very diligent and kind all along in this Affair
and I make no doubt your Continuance so to the End of it I hear-
tily wish you all Imaginable felicity and am with great

                  Your most Obedient
                      humble Servt:


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

The name of Carter's home, "Corotoman," the county, and colony have been added for clarity to this unheaded draft.

This text, originally posted in 2004, was reviewed August 26, 2014.