Robert King Carter's Correspondence and Diary

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   by Edmund Berkeley, Jr.

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Letter from Robert Carter to John Holloway, June 26, 1728

     Robert Carter writes to John Holloway, June 26, 1728, to accpt the offer to purchase the Rippon Mill near the Rippon Hall estate he had acquired from Edmund Jenings.

Letter from Robert Carter to John Holloway, June 26, 1728

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Corot [oman, Lancaster County, Virginia]     
June the 26th. 1728

Majr. John Holloway

Sir --

     I am Extremely obliged to you for the favour
you have Shown me in not disposing of the Rippon Mill without give
ing making me the offer I cannot See it will ever be of any value to me wt.
ever it may to those that come after my Day for building of Mills
at such distance is very near over however Seeing you desire it
I will be the Purchaser at your Price, Supposing Colonel Jenings had
a good Title and that you can make a good one to me Who am with
the greatest Sincerity

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

[1] Rippon Hall had been Edmund Jening's estate in York County which he had acquired in 1687 from John and Unity West when it was named "Poplar Neck." Jenings's bad financial circumstances forced him to mortgage the property to Carter who eventually acquired title to it. Carter obviously felt its mill would be a good acquisition .( "Notes and Queries." William and Mary Quarterly. 2[Apr. 1894]: 270-278, now available through the Internet Archive. )

This text, originally posted in 2004, was revised November 14, 2014, to strengthen the modern language version text.