John Page letter to John Norton, 1771 July 20
Wmsburg. July ye 20th 1771
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
Messrs. Norton & Son
Virginia 20 July 1771
John Page Junr
Recd: 12 September Ex'd
Ansd the 7 Decr