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by Edmund Berkeley, Jr.
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Letter from Robert Carter to Jonathan Mathews and John Goodwin, May 27, 1703
Robert Carter writes London merchants Jonathan Mathews and John Goodwin concerning bills of exchange that he has drawn on them for payment of a suit against the estate of Ralph Wormeley brought by Henry Jenkins.
[Rappahannock, Lancaster County, Virginia]
May 27, 1703
This only to Advise you of Bills I have Drawn on you for
[ . . . ]
pds payable to Henry Jenkins
on the accot. of Esqr. Wormeleys
tate, he Recoverd a Judgmt . for it in the Genll. court, pray --
make paymt. at time, and place it to the accot. of the said Estate
as per advice from
Your humble servant
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, 156.
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.
 Perhaps Henry Jenkins of York County.
This text revised June 10, 2008.