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Letter from Robert Carter to Micajah and Richard Perry, July27, 1720
Robert Carter writes to London merchants Micajah and RichardPerry, July 27, 1720, enclosing second bills of exchange and notingthat he has drawn on them for £382 payable to Robert Tucker. Healso sends bills of lading for 20 hogsheads of tobacco of his own,for 2 from Patrick Connely, and 1 from Robert Gordon, all shipped onboard the Mercury.
They are to account forthe last 3 hogsheads tohim.
[Rappahannock, LancasterCounty, Virginia]
The above is a Copy this accompanies my 2d. bills of Exchange &
Advises You of a Draft I have now made on You for threehundred
Eighty two pounds to Mr. Robt. Tucker
which must Desire Your payment of at time -- --
here is a bill of Lading for 20 hogsheads of Tobacco & likewise
another for two hogheads on board the Mercury belonging to Pat. Connely
& another for one hogsheadbelonging to Robert Gordon which three hogsheads
are however to be accounted for tome I am --
Your most hum S [ervant]
I was mistaken Gordon'shogshead
was sent to Mr. Dawkins.
Source copy consulted:
Robert CarterLetter Book, 1720 July-1721 July, BR 227, Huntington Library, ArtCollections, and Botanical Gardens, San Marino, California. Printed:Wright. Letters of Robert Carter. . ..
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, especiallyto merchants abroad. The county and state have been added forclarity.
 Robert Tucker (d. 1722), a merchant and justice ofNorfolk County. ( "Charges Against Spotswood." Virginia Magazine of History and Biography.
 A Patrick Conelly appears in a 1716 list oftitheables of Lancaster County. ( "Titheables in LancasterCo., 1716." William and Mary Quarterly.
1st. ser.,21(July 1912): 107.
This text revised January 22,2009.