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October 2, 1718
Letter from Robert Bristow to Robert Carter, 1718 October2
Merchant Robert Bristow writes from London to Robert Carter,October 2, 1718, that he intends to try longer to make a good profitfrom his Fleets Bay plantation, but should he decide to sell it, hewill contact Carter.
Letter from Robert Bristow
to RobertCarter, October 2, 1718
October 2d 1718
Robert Carter Esqr
I received your favour in Relation to my disposing of fleetsbay
Plantation, the reason of my thinking so was from the smalladvantage
I have made of it to what my Grandfather did in his time. I bleive [sic]
were it rightly managed it mought be worth something more
thn Pastorage, I intend to trye a little longer to seehow it mayanswer
before I determine to dispose of it when tht resolution is taken
you shall be sure to know of itt. belive me
Per the Carter
Source copy consulted:
Robert BristowLetterbook, Acc. No. 22953, Archives Research Services, Library ofVirginia, Richmond, p. 75a.
 Fleet's Bay is at the east end of NorthumberlandCounty not far from Corotoman.
This text revised November 18,2008.