Robert King Carter's Correspondence and Diary

   A Collection Transcribed
        and Digitized
   by Edmund Berkeley, Jr.

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Letter from Robert Carter to Captain John Hyde and Company, July 23, 1728

     Robert Carter writes to London merchants Captain John Hyde and Company, July 23, 1728, to send an invoice (not present) for his children's needs, asking that particular care be taken with his daughter Mary's shoes. He will send an invoice for "Selling Goods" by the Carter which should sail in about three weeks.

Letter from Robert Carter to Captain John Hyde and Company, July 23, 1728

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Rappahannock, [Lancaster County, Virginia]     
July 23d: 1728

Capt John Hyde & Company

Gent --

     I have already written to you at length This
Serves to Enclose an Invoice for Some Goods to Supply the Call of
my Younger Children the next year. The things you Sent last
fitted and pleased well Enough pray let my Daughter Marys
things be large Enough particularly her Shoes, this year they fitted
very well and never before,

     I have another Small Invoice for a few
Selling Goods but I cannot now get it ready it must come
by the Carter which I reckon will be ready to leave us in about
three weeks with little more than two thirds of her Loading By
whom you will have a little more Tobacco from me I am

                  Your most humble Servant

Sent to York
Copy per Carter


Source copy consulted: Robert Carter Letter Book, 1727 April 13-1728 July 23, Carter Family Papers, Virginia Historical Society, Richmond.

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, especially to merchants abroad. The county and colony have been added for clarity to the heading on the draft.

This text, originally posted in 2004, was reviewed November 24, 2014.