Robert Carter writes to London merchant Thomas Corbin concerning a shipment of 12 hogsheads of tobacco belonging to the estate of Ralph Wormeley sent previously, a debt of the estate for which he has drawn on Corbin, recent bad weather that has damaged the crops, and that his sister-in-law, Elizabeth Wormeley, owns a one-fifth share of the previous year's crops, and that she has taken her portion of the current year's crop.
My last was by the Abram Capt.. Street , It Coverd
a Bill of Lading for 12 hogsheads Tobo sent you in Ditto
Shipp belonging to the Estate of Esqr. Wormeley
deceast, herein is a Second Bill of Lading.
Mr. Secretarys Estate Stood Indebted to the Auditor Col
Byrd in the sume of 55:16:5 I have Drawn on you
for the Debt, and Desire you make punctuall paym[ent]
Charging the same to the Debitt of that Estate.
for News hence little Stirring, Wee have had violent
Rains of Late that hath very much Damag'd our low [land Crops]
& have ris soe into the weeds Wee don't know when we shall gett Clear of them
Whether Warr or Peace in Europe we are att this ti [me]
Ignorent here, Wee have an Accott. of some skirm [ishes]
between the Dutch & French but no further My sister Wormeley hath Desir'd me
to advise you that a 5th. part of the
produce of Last Years Cropp belongs to
her, this year she hath taken her pro=
portion to her self. God send the [ship]
safe home to yo [u] shall not add further att [this time]
but am Sr.