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by Edmund Berkeley, Jr.
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Letter from Robert Carter to Governor [William] Gooch, [July 8, 1728]
Robert Carter writes to Governor [William] Gooch, [July 8, 1728], to alert hime that his pipes of wine are being shipped by sloop to Williamsburg landing.
Letter from Robert Carter to Governor [William] Gooch,
[July 8, 1728]
[Corotoman, Lancaster County, Virginia]
[July 8, 1728]
To Govr. Gooch
May it Please your Honr. --
Having received from Captain Hopkins
Character of his Skipper who is come to my house a week sooner
than I Expected I have adventured to Send your wine round
without your orders upon Captain Hopkins order to him to
Send it up to Williamsburg Landing to prevent abuse I have had
it cased in Tobacco hogsheads and have Sent two pint bottls of the wine
Sealed up with my Seal. The Skipper is a liver in the Country& will
be answerable. A greater care I could not take were it my own, &
will I hope be Satisfactory to your Honor I am with all Dutiful
& most humble Servant
Source copy consulted:
Robert Carter Letter Book, 1727 April 13-1728 July 23, Carter Family Papers, Virginia Historical Society, Richmond. This undated letter appears in the letter book with others of this date.
The name of Carter's home, "Corotoman," the county, and colony have been added for clarity to this unheaded draft.
This letter is a followup to one Carter had written Gooch June 29,1728
alerting him to the unexpected arrival of the wine in the colony.
 Captain James Hopkins commanded the Mary
in 1727-1728. He was then working for London merchant Robert Cary. He is mentioned in Carter's diary. ( Adm. 68/194, found in the microfilms of the Virginia Colonial Records Project, Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library, University of Virginia.
This text, originally posted in 2004, was revised November 18, 2014, to strengthen a footnote.