Rebecca Chamberlayne and Ann Taylor letter to John Norton, 1770 July 16

Title

Rebecca Chamberlayne and Ann Taylor letter to John Norton, 1770 July 16

Subject

Chamberlayne, Rebecca -- Correspondence
Norton, John, 1719-1777 -- Correspondence
Taylor, Ann -- Correspondence

Description

Letter of Rebecca Chamberlayne and Ann Taylor to John Norton merchant in London discussing their attempt to sell their estate in Brentwood. Chamberlayne and Taylor inform Norton that they have declined an offer of Mr. Fisher for the estate which they thought too low. They have granted power of attorney to Norton in the matter of the estate sale. They request Norton send the goods on the enclosed invoice [not extant] and use the proceeds from the sale or rental of the estate to cover the same.

Creator

Chamberlayne, Rebecca
Taylor, Ann

Source

John Norton and Sons Papers, MS 1936.3

Publisher

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

Date

1770

Identifier

MS1936.3.325
Folder 30

Text

Page 1

Virga. July 16th. 1770

Sir,

We received a Letter from Mr John Fisher making us an Offer for
the purchase of our small estate at Brentwood, but as it appears very
low, we have declined accepting it, as indeed we should any made Us,
who ae wholly Ignorant of the value of the Estate; We have joined in a
Power of Attorney to you and son to dispose of the estate, wch we are
advised will enable you to convey the Land to the purchaser, but if they
choose rather to have the conveyance sent here to be signed by Us, we
shall be ready to do so, & to abide by any contract you shall make in Our
behalf, reposing entire confidence in your procuring the best price,
that can be had, & begging your favr. in giving Us the earliest intelligence
after the sale, as Mrs Taylor, who is to have the money, has Occasion
of it. We hope upon that prospect, if not from Rents received, you
will venture to send her the goods in the inclosed Invoice. We are
with esteem & thanks for former favrs.

Sir,
Yo. mo. hble Servts.
Rebecca Chamberlayne
Ann Taylor


Address leaf recto

To
Mr. John Norton
Mercht.
in
London


Address leaf verso

Virga. 16th July 1770
Rebecca Chamberlayne
& Ann Taylor
Rec'd ye 24 Sepr. Exd
Goods entd pa: 295
Ansd 9th March 1771
p Goosley

Original Format

Ink on paper

Files

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Citation

Chamberlayne, Rebecca and Taylor, Ann, “Rebecca Chamberlayne and Ann Taylor letter to John Norton, 1770 July 16,” John Norton & Sons Papers, John D. Rockefeller Jr. Library, accessed August 20, 2017, http://rocklibnorton.omeka.net/items/show/325.