John Page letter to John Norton, 1771 July 20

Title

John Page letter to John Norton, 1771 July 20

Subject

Page, John, 1744-1808 -- Correspondence
Norton, John, 1719-1777 -- Correspondence
Merchants -- England -- London -- Correspondence
Tobacco industry -- England -- London
Tobacco industry -- Virginia

Description

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.

Source

John Norton and Sons Papers, MS 1936.3

Publisher

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

Date

1771-07-20

Identifier

MS1936.3.483
Folder 44

Text

Page 1

Wmsburg. July ye 20th 1771

Dear Sir

I have but just Time to tell
you that my Crop has again fallen
greatly short of my Expectations,
so much so that I will never pretend
to say again what I shall make.

RobertsGoosely has twenty Hhds.
& I am in hopes I shall be able
to send you one or two more by
Robertson as I have a Hhd. to pick
at ye Warehouse, & one or two very
light ones which I shall have prized
up as soon as I can. My Wife joins
me in best Wishes to yourself & Lady.

I am your Friend & much obliged
hble. Servt. John Page Junr

Address leaf

To
Messrs. Norton & Son
London

By Capt.
Gooseley

Virginia 20 July 1771
John Page Junr
Recd: 12 September Ex'd

Ansd the 7 Decr
P Justitia

Original Format

Ink on paper

Files

MS1936-03-483-001.jpg
MS1936-03-483-002.jpg

Citation

Page, John, 1744-1808, “John Page letter to John Norton, 1771 July 20,” John Norton & Sons Papers, John D. Rockefeller Jr. Library, accessed July 23, 2018, https://rocklibnorton.omeka.net/items/show/483.