Robert King Carter's Correspondence and Diary

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        and Digitized
   by Edmund Berkeley, Jr.

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Letter from Robert Carter and John Carter to Alderman [Micajah] Perry, June 16, 1731

     Robert Carter and John Carter as executors of Mann Page write to Alderman [Micajah] Perry, June 16, 1731, to order stockings and blankets for the slave families of Page's estate.

Letter from Robert Carter and John Carter to London Alderman [Micajah] Perry, June 16, 1731

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Rappa[hannock, Lancaster County, Virginia]

June 16. 1731

Alderman Perry & Compa.

Sir --

     We have already been large to you upon the Affairs
of Colol. Page the Secretary hath appointed to be at my house [at] Rappa [hannock]
the beginning of next month when we intend to Add what will
Appear necessary in about the further Prosecution manageme [n] t of that Affair

     The chief occasion of this is to inform you that there
are no stockin [g] s nor bedding come in this year for all them
familys in this Exigency we earnestly desire you will take the
Earliest Opportunity possible that offers of Sending into Us upon Accot of that
Estate 25 dozo. of the best Irish Stocking [s] two thirds of them for
men the other third for women & large Also 30 Servts Rugg [s] [sic] & 30
pr. Blankets which will be but a narrow Supply for their Occasions
We are Gent:

              yr. most Humble Servts

                Robert Carter
                John Carter

Via Jas. River


Source copy consulted: Letter book, 1728 August-1731 July, Robert Carter Papers (acc. no. 3807), Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library, University of Virginia.

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.

[1] Mann Page, Carter's son-in-law (husband of his daughter Judith) had died on January 24, 1731, at "Rosewell,"Gloucester County, and Carter and his son John write as Page's executors.

[2] Exigency means "urgent want; pressing necessity" accodring to the Oxford English Dictionary Online .

This text, originally posted in 2005, was revised September 28, 2015, to add footnotes and strengthen the modern language version text.