George Wythe letter to John Norton, 1768 August 8

Title

George Wythe letter to John Norton, 1768 August 8

Date

Description

George Wythe letter to John Norton, merchant in London. Wythe writes to order a post-chariot which is to be decorated with an illustration of the device he included with the letter; he also requests articles for use in balloting and copies of the journals of the House of Burgesses.

Identifier

MS 1936.3.111
Folder 10

Publisher

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

Text

Page 1

Dear Sir;

If you will be so good as procure for me a well built
handsome post-charriott, I will remit the price of it in
due season. Something like the inclosed device may be
put upon it. Of the several articles I have lately wrote
for, the glasses, balls and other apparatus, such as are
used by the house of commons in balloting, and the du-
plicates of our journals, I am most anxious about, and
earnestly desire your particular attention to. The jour-
nals especially would be of considerable advantage to
me. I am

Dear Sir,
Your sincere friend and
well wishes
G Wythe
Williamsburg
Aug. 8. 1768.


Address leaf

To
John Norton Esq;
Merchant in
London.

Virga. 8th Augst. 1768
George Wythe

Rec'd ye 8th Octo.

Goods entd. pa:76

Ansd. the Octr 1768
p Capt. Esten

Original Format

Ink on paper

Citation

Wythe, George, 1726-1806, “George Wythe letter to John Norton, 1768 August 8,” John Norton & Sons Papers, John D. Rockefeller Jr. Library, accessed January 21, 2022, https://rocklibnorton.omeka.net/items/show/111.