Robert King Carter's Correspondence and Diary

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   by Edmund Berkeley, Jr.

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Letter from Robert Carter to Colonel George Braxton, November 30, 1728

     Robert Carter writes to his son-in-law, Colonel George Braxton of King and Queen County, November 30, 1728, concerning land he is purchasing from Major Todd.

Letter from Robert Carter to Colonel George Braxton, November 30, 1728

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Corotomn, [Lancaster County, Virginia]     
Novr 30th. 1728

Colo Geo: Braxton


     I had the satisfaction to receive yours of the 12th instant some
days ago Acquainting me Major Todd was willing and ready to take the
£100 for the land as the law directs but refuses the £14"10 for the houses and
as you apprehend intends to remove them you tell me he would have writ to me but
was not able I am very thankfull to you for giving your self this trouble but
cannot forbear desiring you to persist in this Matter till you have sent it out
of Majr. Todds power to take any Advantage of us for want of a tender
of his money I had it at Williamsburgh for him and if you pleas to pay
him the money And take his receipt I will forthwith send A Messanger
on purpose with it to you Unless your Calls this way may give me the Op
pertunity of paying you in an Easier method I reqest you will take

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the first Oppertunity to favour me with a line Advising me what
is Majr Todds last result if nothing else will do I will send the money
to his house

     you and I had some discourse About a seat of Land that you
reckoned would be Upon Sale in a little time in Pomuncka neck which
I pass Over at present if it lyes in my power to be serviceable to you in any
thing within My compass I hope you will be free to make use of me
who am

                  Your most 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] This may be William Todd of King and Queen County whose name appears a number of times in the Executive Journals of the Council. . . . in matters concerning land. (McIlwaine. Executive Journals of the Council. . . . , 4[1721-1739]:19, 98, 105, 187, 195, 201, 221. )

[2] Pamunkey Neck was an area of land "between the Mattapony and Pamunkey Rivers, nowadays encompassing King William County, the southern part of Caroline County, and southern Spottsylvania County. It was administratively part of New Kent County until 1691 when it was part of King & Queen County. When the Pamunkeys subjugated themselves to the King in 1701, it became King William County." ( 1. Hance Hendrick (c1660?c1726-32.)" Examined 1/22/2015. )

This text, originally posted in 2004, was revised January 22, 2015, to strengthen the footnotes and the modern language version text.