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 14, 1729

     Robert Carter writes to the London merchants Captain John Hyde and Company, July 14, 1729, to send an invoice (not present) for goods to be sold in his stores, and reporting a violent storm that has flooded many fields and done much damage.

Letter from Robert Carter to Captain John Hyde and Company, July 14, 1729

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Rappa[hannock, Lancaster County, Virginia]     
July. 14. 1729

Capt John Hyde
& Company


     I have already sent Away my Invoice for
the Supply of my Younger Children here I Enclose a small
Invoice for some Selling goods to suit my Stores desiring yr Care in buy:
ing and Shipping them According to my Directions We have had
A very Unseasonable wet Year all along and last night so violent
a rain that hath laid all our low grounds Under water here abouts
if it Hath been general no doubt abundance of Damage is done to
Crops You will hear more of this Hereafter I am

              Your very Humble Servt:


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 2005, was reviewed April 24, 2015.