Robert King Carter's Correspondence and Diary

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   by Edmund Berkeley, Jr.

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September 17, 1705
Robert Carter to John Goodwin, September 17, 1705

     Robert Carter acknowledges to London merchant John Goodwin, September 17, 1705, the arrival of accounts concerning the estate of Ralph Wormeley of which he is one of several trustee, notes that the price realized for the estate's tobacco is "tollerable," and reports that he is shipping 16 hogsheads of the estate's tobacco on the John Adventure.

Robert Carter to John Goodwin, September 17, 1705

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Rappa [hannock, Lancaster County, Virginia]
Septr: 17: 1705
Mr. John Goodwin


     I have yours of the 12th of Aprill with the Accots therein relating to
the Estate of Esqr Wormely your Sale at 10d 1/4 is tollerable I hope you m [ay]
be able to advance Somewhat More for the rest There's is 16 hhds of the sam [e]
Concern on board the Jno Bonadventure Captn. Huttsfford a bill o [f]
Lading for it is Sent you per the Ship pray God Send it Safe to you & hope
`twill prove So good 'twill invite a good Chapman I am Sr

Yor humble Servt --


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, 167. Extract printed William and Mary Quarterly, 1st. ser., 17(1909): 259.

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.

[1] A chapman is a peddlar or a merchant.

This text revised July 10, 2008.