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by Edmund Berkeley, Jr.
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Letter from Robert Carter to John Holloway, June 26, 1728
Robert Carter writes to John Holloway, June 26, 1728, to accpt the offer to purchase the Rippon Mill near the Rippon Hall estate he had acquired from Edmund Jenings.
Letter from Robert Carter to John Holloway,
June 26, 1728
Corot[oman, Lancaster County, Virginia]
June the 26th. 1728
Majr. John Holloway
I am Extreemly obliged to you for the favour
you have Shown
in not disposeing of the Rippon Mill
me the offer I cannot See it will ever be of any value to me wt.
ever it may to those that come after my Day for building
at such distance is very near over however Seeing you desire it
I will be the Purchaser at your Price, Supposeing Colonel Jenings
a good Title and that you can make a good one to me Who am wth.
the greatest Sincerity
Your most Obedient
Humble Servt: --
Source copy consulted:
Robert Carter Letter Book, 1727 April 13-1728 July 23, Carter Family Papers, Virginia Historical Society, Richmond.
The county and colony have been added for clarity to the heading on this draft.
 Rippon Hall had been Edmund Jening's estate in York County which he had acquired in 1687 from John and Unity West when it was named "Poplar Neck." Jenings's bad financial circumstances forced him to mortgage the property to Carter who eventually acquired title to it. Carter obviously felt its mill would be a good acquisition .( "Notes and Queries."
William and Mary Quarterly.
2[Apr. 1894]: 270-278, now available through the Internet Archive.
This text, originally posted in 2004, was revised November 14, 2014, to strengthen the modern language version text.