Robert King Carter's Correspondence and Diary

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        and Digitized
   by Edmund Berkeley, Jr.

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May 22, 1701
Letter from Robert Carter to John Purvis, May 22, 1701

     Robert Carter informs British merchant John Purvis of the death of Ralph Wormeley, that he is one of the guardians of Wormeley's sons, and that Purvis may make a payment due him from Wormeley from Carter's account.

Letter from Robert Carter to John Purvis, May 22, 1701

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May the. 22d. 1701. In a Letter per the Industry [Rappahannock, Lancaster County, Virginia]
Capt. John Purvis --

Mr. Secretary Wormeley Died in March Last he left [m] e O [ne of his]
Executors Durante Minoritate his Children. I find in your Ac [count]
due to you from that Estate of Four pounds Seven Shil [lings]
penny which you may Debit my Account with if you p l[ease]


Source copy consulted: Christ Church Parish, Lancaster County, Processioners' Returns, 1711-1783, and Wormeley Estate Papers, 1701-1710, 1716, Acc. 30126, Archives Research Services, Library of Virginia, Richmond, 141.

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.

[1] The Industry was recorded in a Collector's return, 1700 December 25-1701 March 29 , for the Rappahannock River as having been built at Hull in 1698, 180 tons, owned by John Purvis , Isaac Cocks , Edmund Leigh , Samuel Lane , Philip Wilkinson , Richard Phillips , Mordecai Green , and her captain, John Blenkerne . ( Survey Report for CO5/1441, ff. 151, Virginia Colonial Records Project, Albert H. Small Special Collections Library, University of Virginia. )

This text revised July 1, 2008.