John Page Jr. letter to John Norton, 1770 June 28

Title

John Page Jr. letter to John Norton, 1770 June 28

Subject

Norton, John, 1719-1777 -- Correspondence
Page, John, 1744-1808 -- Correspondence
African Americans -- Virginia -- Gloucester -- Clothing
Slaves -- Virginia -- Gloucester County -- Clothing

Description

John Page Jr., planter of Rosewell, Gloucester County, Virginia to London merchant John Norton requesting clothing for his slaves for him he was unable to provide new clothing the previous year. Page mentions the Association created to protest the Townshend Acts and assures Norton he will not draw on him again until he has paid off his current debt.

Creator

Page, John, 1744-1808

Source

John Norton and Sons Papers, MS 1936.3

Publisher

Special Collections, John D. Rockefeller Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation

Date

1770

Identifier

MS1936.3.317
Folder 29

Text

Page 1

York June the 28th. 1770.

Dr. Sir

I have inclosed you an Invoice which is as
much reduced as possible, & shall take it as a great
Favor if you will send the Goods mention'd therein
by the first Ships to York River. I shall be in
great Want of Oznabrugs & Cotton as I gave my
People none last Year. Please to insure 18 Hhds
for me by the Brilliant. We are all entering
into an Association again; I am wishing You
yr. Lady & Family all Happiness Yr. much
obliged Hble. Sert. John Page Junr

P.S.
You may depend on it I never will draw on you
again till I have pd. you every Shilling; & am
determined to pay you off next Year. J.P-

Address leaf

To
Messrs. John Norton & Son
Merchants
in
London

by Cap Dunsley

Virga. 28th June 1770
John Page Junr.

Rec'd 20th Augst: p Dunsley
Insurance orderd entd. Ex d
Goods entd. pa: 226
Ansd the Septr.
p Dunsley

Original Format

Ink on paper

Files

MS1936-03-317-001.jpg
MS1936-03-317-002.jpg

Citation

Page, John, 1744-1808, “John Page Jr. letter to John Norton, 1770 June 28,” John Norton & Sons Papers, John D. Rockefeller Jr. Library, accessed August 20, 2017, http://rocklibnorton.omeka.net/items/show/317.