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July 26, 1718
Letter from William Dawkins to Robert Carter, July 26,1718
William Dawkins, a London merchant, writes to Robert Carter, July26, 1718, that Carter's sons have arrived safely in the Thames River,and that he has sent someone to greet and escort them; he will makeevery effort to see that the boys are educated to Carter'ssatisfaction.
Letter from William Dawkins
to RobertCarter, July 26, 1718
July 26th. 1718 --
Robert Carter Esquire
Rappa [hannock] River
This is to advise you of the Safe arrivall [sic]
of the CarterFrigt.
Captain Kent and thatyour sons
are very well = I have sent a person downe [sic]
the River to meet them & take care of them
& since you have Committed them to my Care
there shall be nothing wanting in me to see
them Educated to your satisfaction --
which is the necessary at Present from
Your very humble Servant
Source copy consulted:
Acc. 25840,Archives Research Services, Library of Virginia, Richmond. This isthe recipient's copy. On the address leaf appears "Robert Carter Esq| Rappa River | Virginia." There is a nineteenth-century copy ofthe letter in the Minor-Blackford Papers, James Monroe Law Office andMuseum, Fredericksburg, Virginia.
This text revised November 17,2008.