John Randolph letter to John Norton, 1770 December 16

Title

John Randolph letter to John Norton, 1770 December 16

Subject

Norton, John, 1719-1777 -- Correspondence
Randolph, John, 1727 or 1728-1784 --Correspondence
Worrall, John, -1771
Wythe, George, 1726-1806
Legal literature
Merchants -- England -- London -- Correspondence

Description

John Randolph, Attorney General of Virginia, letter to John Norton, merchant of London, England. Randolph writes that he has seen some of the law books Norton sent to George Wythe and would like to order some for himself from the London bookseller John Worrall. The list of books sent with the letter is not extant.

Source

John Norton and Sons Papers, MS 1936.3

Publisher

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

Date

1770-12-06

Identifier

MS1936.3.397
Folder 35

Text

Page 1

Dr Sr

Having seen some Books, which
you sent into Mr Wythe, & which were very well bought, I have taken the Liberty,
to inclose a List of some Authors which you will oblige me to send in to me
by the first opportunity, so that I may have them if possible by April.

I spoke to your Son & told him that he shoul'd have either the value of them in Money or Tobo
next Summer which I hope will be satisfactory to you.

Worral the Bookseller in Bell yard near Lincolns Inn has all the
Books I want; & they may easily be collected in the Shops near
the Temple. According to my Estimation the whole will not exceed
thirty Pounds Sterling.

Your Compliance will very much oblige Dr Sr
Your most obedt Serv
John Randolph

Decr. 16, 1770

I don't know but John Worrals residence is near Temple Bar.

Address leaf

To
John Norton Esqr.
Merchant
in
London

Virga. the 16 Decr. 1771
John Randolph
Recd. the 20 May 1771
p Capt. McCann
Goods Entd. pa. 348 Ex"d
Ansd the 29 May 1771
P Virginia

Original Format

Ink on paper

Files

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Citation

Randolph, John, 1727 or 1728-1784, “John Randolph letter to John Norton, 1770 December 16,” John Norton & Sons Papers, John D. Rockefeller Jr. Library, accessed May 23, 2018, http://rocklibnorton.omeka.net/items/show/397.