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Letter from Robert Carter to John Pemberton, April 12, 1732
Robert Carter writes to Liverpool merchant John Pemberton, April 12, 1732, to report the arrival of Captain Loxom in the Loyalty,
and his pleasure that Captain Fowler, who arrived two weeks earlier, has told him that Pemberton will continue to handle Carter's tobacco as long as they "both remain on the Stage of the World." He also reports shipments of tobacco.
Letter from Robert Carter to John Pemberton,
April 12, 1732
Rap [pahannock, Lancaster County, Virginia]
April 12. 1732
Mr. John Pemberton
I have just now received yours by Captain Loxam
had 14 weeks passage Fowler has been in
Fortnight he gave
me the pleasing Satisfaction to tell me that he heard you publically
say you would transact business for me while we both remained on
the Stage of this world
I sent you 50 hogsheads of stemmed tobacco in the True Blue
Berry who I hope by this time is near with you I purpose some more
to you by these Ships which shall be all the trouble I shall give you at
this time from
Your most humble Servant
Source copy consulted:
Letter book, 1731 July 9-1732 July 13 , 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.
 Captain Edward Loxam commanded a vessel named the Loyalty
in 1729-1731. James Tarleton commanded a vessel of that name in 1731. (Survey Report 04587 summarizing "Treasury, Departmental Accounts-Barbadoes, Journal of 4 1/2% Duties, 1729," Virginia Colonial Records Project, Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library, University of Virginia. See also Carter's letters to John Pemberton April 15, 1730
, and August 4, 1731
The True Blue
was commanded by Captain Berry in 1732; she may have been owned by Liverpool merchant John Pemberton. (Survey Report 05336 summarizing "Admiralty-Miscellanea, Register of Passes, 1731-1732 found in the microfilms of the Virginia Colonial Records Project, Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library, University of Virginia. See Carter to John Pemberton
, March 1 , 1732, and Carter to Pemberton
, April 12, 1732.)
This text, originally posted in 2006, was revised April 11, 2016, to add footnotes and strengthen the modern language version text.