Thomas Everard letter to John Norton, 1771 July 20


Thomas Everard letter to John Norton, 1771 July 20


Botetourt, Norborne Berkeley, Baron de, approximately 1718-1770
Everard, Thomas, 1719-1781 -- Correspondence
Norton, John, 1719-1777 -- Correspondence
Floods -- Virginia
Merchants -- England -- London -- Correspondence
Tobacco industry -- England -- London
Tobacco industry -- Virginia


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 Botetourt.


Everard, Thomas, 1719-1781


John Norton and Sons Papers, MS 1936.3


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




Folder 44


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Dear Sir

By Capt Goosley you will receive two Hhds
Tobacco he had two more sent him but for want of room they are
relanded and will be put on board Capt Robinson when he arrives.
I have Shipped on board Capt Walker of the Randolph five Hhds
more these were made at my own Plantation upon fresh Lands in
Brunswick and I hope will suit the London Market. he is expected to
Sail in about three Weeks being greatly delayed in his loading -
by the loss of the Tobacco in the James River fresh.

The Assembly are this day Prorogued they
have Voted a Marble Statue to be erected to the Memory of
our late Worthy Governor Lord Botetourt which Resolution
I am well satisfied will be much approved of by the whole Colony
for other Public Matters I must refer you to the Gazettes -
sent to Mr. Horrocks to whom I beg you will deliver the
Packet herewith sent. I am Dear Sir

friend and very hble Ser:
Thos. Everard
20 July 1771

Address leaf recto

Mr. John Norton
Merchant in

Address leaf verso

Virginia 20 July 1771
Thomas Everard Ex'd
Recd: 14 D.
P Danby

wrote again the 7th Decr - 1771
P Justitia

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Ink on paper




Everard, Thomas, 1719-1781, “Thomas Everard letter to John Norton, 1771 July 20,” John Norton & Sons Papers, John D. Rockefeller Jr. Library, accessed July 23, 2018,