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Receipt of John Davis, tailor of Yorktown, Virginia, issued to John Hatley Norton, merchant of Yorktown, for the making and altering of the clothing of Norton's servants.

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Invoice of goods sent by Thomas Everard in his letter to John Norton of September 30, 1771. Everard orders household goods, clothing for his family and slaves, spices, textiles, writing paper and other items.

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Thomas Everard letter to John Norton, merchant of London, England. Everard writes that he has shipped tobacco; enclosed an invoice for goods; notes the arrival of the new Governor, John Murray, Earl of Dunmore; sent a packet for his son-in-law, James…

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Anna Catherina Moore letter to John Norton, merchant of London, England. Moore writes to Norton to request he petition her aunt to help her financially and to send a used post chaise. She notes that the money received from one of her aunts was paid…

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Boyd & Brown letter to John Norton, merchant in London, England. Boy & Brown write that they have shipped 1 hogshead of tobacco; drawn on him for 8 pounds payable to John Brown merchants of Glasgow and to mention the short tobacco crop.

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List of garden seeds sent by Robert Carter Nicholas to John Norton, merchant of London, England, with his letter of September 7, 1771. In a note at the bottom, Nicholas complains of the quality of the last batch of seeds he received.

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Robert Carter Nicholas letter to John Norton, merchant of London, England. Norton writes to order various goods, including scales for the Treasury and gardens seeds listed on a separate invoice. Nicholas complains of the poor quality of goods sent…

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Thomas Mallory letter to John Norton & Son, merchants of London, England. Mallory writes that he has received goods for his tobacco shipped; is shipping one more hogshead of tobacco; and explains that a recent flood will significantly reduce the…

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Letter of Penny Beeckman to John Norton, merchant of London, England. Beeckman writes that she has enclosed a bill to be paid by Norton to Sampson Wood for William Niccolls.

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Robert Carter Nicholas letter to John Norton & Sons, merchants of London, England. Nicholas writes concerning his sick family and to request some cotton, linen, food and porter.

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Thomas Everard letter to John Norton, merchant of London, England. Everard writes that he has shipped 5 hogsheads of tobacco and inquires after the health of his daughter, Frances Horrocks, and son-in-law, the Reverend James Horrocks.

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John Randolph, Attorney General of Virginia, letter to John Worrall, bookseller of London, England. Randolph writes to order several law books and to complain that his past orders have not been filled.

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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.

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David Jameson, merchant of Yorktown, Virginia, letter to John Norton, merchant of London, England. Jameson writes concerning his account and the orphan William Reynolds who had been sent as an apprentice to Norton.

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Anne Matthews letter to John Norton, merchant of London, England. Matthews writes concerning her granddaughter, Nancy Moir, whose circumstances have been complicated by the death or her mother, Mary Moir, and then the death of her aunt, Catherine…

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Robert Carter Nicholas letter to John Norton & Son, merchants in London, England. Nicholas writes concerning his tobacco shipment, a debt and the scales sent him by Norton.

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Moses Robertson, merchant ship captain, letter to his employer, John Norton, merchant of London, England. Robertston informs Norton of his arrival in the York River, the departure of his passenger, Spence Grayson, John Hatley Norton and Martha…

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Spence Grayson letter to John Norton, merchant of London, England. Grayson writes to request Norton send his hat and wigs which he left in England before returning to Virginia.

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John Page Jr. letter to John Norton, merchant of London, England. Page writes to order goods on a separate invoice and to complain about the difficulties he is having with his tobacco farming which may necessitate the sale of some of his slaves.

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Robert Carter Nicholas letter to John Norton & Son, merchants in London, England. Nicholas informs them of his draft in favor of Richard Corbin and requests they allow Scott, Pringle & Co. to draw on them for his wine purchase.

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Robert Carter Nicholas letter to John Norton & Son, merchants of London, England. Nicholas writes that he has enclosed a bill of Exchange which is to be credited to his account as treasurer.

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Anne Carter Nicholas letter to John Norton, merchant of London, England. Nicholas writes to complain about the quality of goods sent her, to specify the quality of the Bible and Book of Common Prayer she wants and to request the goods listed in a…

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John Page letter to John Norton, merchant of London, England. Page writes about his tobacco shipment and notes that his crop is not as large he had hoped it would be.

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Thomas Everard letter to John Norton, merchant of London, England. Everard writes concerning his shipments of tobacco, the losses due to the flooding of the James River and the Assembly's vote to erect a statue to the memory of the late Governor…

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John Lewelling letter to John Norton, merchant of London, England. Lewelling comments on the quality of the linen he received, requests the shipment of a dozen broad hoes and expresses his regret that he is unable to send any tobacco.
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