Robert King Carter's Correspondence and Diary

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   by Edmund Berkeley, Jr.

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Letter from Robert Carter to Major [George] Eskridge, May 25, 1728

     Robert Carter writes to his old friend, Major [George] Eskridge of Westmnoreland County, May 25, 1728, to send him a surveyor's commission and to remind him that James Thomas must post bond before being given the commission.

Letter from Robert Carter to Major [George] Eskridge, May 25, 1728

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Corotoman, [Lancaster County, Virginia]     
May the 25th: 1728

Majr. Eskridge

Sir --

     I have neglected hitherto the Sending Thomas
Commission for the Surveyors place of your County I now Transmit
to you by Mr. Warner with the bond that you must See Executed with a good
Security to be Joined with Thomas in the bonds which you are
to have done before you deliver Thomas the Commission all
this I have undertaken the Care of to Colonel Beverley, and I rely up
on you for the performance of my promise, I wrote to you Yesterday
by Miller. Uncle Willson I see not yet I am

              Your Affectionate humble Servant --


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

The county and colony have been added for clarity to the heading on the draft.

[1]James Thomas was surveyor of Lancaster County, and after 1727, of Westmoreland County. In 1736, he would be one of the surveyors involved in the work of the commission to determine the bounds of the Northern Neck proprietary. (Brown. Virginia Baron. . . . pp. 83, 92. See Carter to Peter Beverley, December 14, 1727. )

[2] Westmoreland County

[3] John Warner was the surveyor of King George County in 1727; he laid off the town of Falmouth in 1728. Later he worked for Lord Fairfax, and prepared an important map of his holdings. (Harrison, Landmarks of Old Prince William , 626-628. )

[3] "Miller" and "Uncle Willson" have not been identified.

This text, originally posted in 2004, was revised October 21, 2014, to strengthen the modern language version text.