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 William Dawkins, July 23, 1728

     Robert Carter writes to London mechant William Dawkins, July 23, 1728, to send an invoice (not present) for goods.

Letter from Robert Carter to William Dawkins, July 23, 1728

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Rappahannock, [Lancaster County, Virginia]     
July the 23d: 1728

Mr. Wm: Dawkins

Sir --

     I have already writ to you at length and the
Carter being within a fortnight or three weeks [of] Sailing I Shall reserve
my Self for her however have thought it necessary now to Send you
an Invoice for Some good [s] that you may have time before you
to Send them in Early According to my desire I Shall give you
no further trouble at present from

              Yor. very humble Servt: --

Sent to York
Copy per Carter


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

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 to the heading on the draft.

This text, originally posted in 2004, was reviewed November 24, 2014.