John Randolph letter to John Norton , 1771 August 26

Title

John Randolph letter to John Norton , 1771 August 26

Subject

Norton, John, 1719-1777 -- Correspondence
Randolph, John, 1727 or 1728-1784 -- Correspondence
Worrall, John, -1771
Books
Consumer complaints -- Virginia

Description

John Randolph, attorney general of Virginia, letter to John Norton, merchant of London, England. Randolph writes to Norton concerning the difficulties he has had in procuring books from London bookseller John Worrall.

Source

John Norton and Sons Papers, MS 1936.3

Publisher

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

Date

1771-08-26

Identifier

MS1936.3.498
Folder 45

Text

Page 1

Dr Sir

I received your Favour by
Capt Robertson & am much obliged to you. I am
greatly disappointed in some of my Books, & am surprizd
that Worral shou'd not be able to supply me with them.
I have wrote to him on the Subject, & repeated my orders & shou'd be very
much obliged to you to pay him for them & send
them in by the first ship which sails from London,
for James or York River. When I see your Son I shall
pay him for the Books already sent in, & this
small Commission will I hope, be ye Forerunner
of an inlarged acquaintance with

Dr Sr
Your most obed Servt
John Randolph

August 26. 1771

If Mr Worral shoud not be able to procure the Books sent for some
of the Booksellers, near the Temple Bar will supply what are required
I wish not to be disappointed.

Address leaf

To
John Norton Esqr
Merchant
in
London

Virginia 26 Aug. 1771
John Randolph
Recd: 16 October Ex'd


Goods Entd

Goods p Virga. 1771 £20.0.3
Ansd the 22d Feby
P Goosley

Melmoths Reports were
never published

Goods sent P Goosley
from Worralls £

Original Format

Ink on paper

Files

MS1936-03-498-001.jpg
MS1936-03-498-002.jpg

Citation

Randolph, John, 1727 or 1728-1784, “John Randolph letter to John Norton , 1771 August 26,” John Norton & Sons Papers, John D. Rockefeller Jr. Library, accessed May 23, 2018, http://rocklibnorton.omeka.net/items/show/498.