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February 26, 1705
Letter from Robert Carter to Francis Lee, February 26, 1705
Robert Carter writes to London merchant Francis Lee, February 26, 1705, reporting the arrival of accounts for the estate of the sons of Ralph Wormeley, and the safe arrival of the fleet of merchant vessels. He thanks Lee for the pleasing news of the Wormeleys, and for his good wishes which he returns.
Letter from Robert Carter to Francis Lee,
February 26, 1705
[Rappahannock, Lancaster County, Virginia]
Febry. the. 26th. 1704 5
Mr. Francis Lee
Yours of the 15th of August and Copy with the [ . . . Account]
and Disbursements of the Young Wor [meleys' Account]
Currtt. of the Balance Due in their favour Came [ . . .]
with them Came the Good News of the Arrivall of Ou [r fleet]
also very Glad to hear of the Wellfare of My Coz [ns I thank]
you for your Good Wishes of mine I Return the Same with a good
deal of heartiness for you and yours being Really [ . . . ]
Your very humble Servant [and Coun]
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, 162.
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.
 Carter often referred to in their youth as his "Cozns." Ralph Wormeley (ca. 1681-1714), Ralph Wormeley's (d.1701) oldest son; and John Wormeley (1689-1727) because their parents were his brother-and sister-in-law. He was one of the boys' trustees under their father's will.
This text revised June 30, 2008.