Robert King Carter's Correspondence and Diary

   A Collection Transcribed
        and Digitized
   by Edmund Berkeley, Jr.

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May 27, 1704
Letter from Robert Carter to Thomas Corbin, May 27, 1704

     Robert Carter notifies London merchant that he is shipping 12 hogsheads of tobacco belonging to the estate of Ralph Wormeley and that copies are being sent by two ships.

Letter from Robert Carter to Thomas Corbin, May 27, [1704]

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[Rappahannock, Lancaster County, Virginia]

May the 27th [1704]
Tho: Corbin

     This serves to Cover a Bill of Lading for 12 hogsheads [of tobacco]
On board the Gloster belonging to the Estate of Esqr. Wo [r]
, the Second Bill of Lading safe A [rri]
=vall of Which and that they may Come to a Passed --
Markett is the Desire of Sir

Your humble Serv [ant]

      I have drawn on you for the
Impost of the Tobaccoe

per the Mansefield
per the Gloucester


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, 161.

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 return address, county, and colony have been added for clarity to this unheaded letter.

[1] This letter follows in the letter book one dated the previous day of the year 1704.

[2] The impost was the duty imposed by Britain on imported tobacco.

This text revised June 30, 2008.